Royal Palace of Aranjuez, Aranjuez

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Three kings played a role in the construction of Royal Palace of Aranjuez: Philip II, Ferdinand VI, and Charles II, all of whom are commemorated with statues at the site. Appreciate the building’s grand façade, then stroll through the interior, with its opulently decorated rooms. Portraits and information placards help you gain a deeper understanding of Spain’s royal history. The palace gardens are large, built to relieve royal residents from the dust and drought in this part of Spain. An onsite museum features a collection of Spain’s royal pleasure barges. Audio guides are available, but a guided tour grants you access to some additional areas. To visit Royal Palace of Aranjuez and get the most from your holiday in Aranjuez, create itinerary details personal to you using our Aranjuez trip planner.
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  • The structure struck me as more massive than elegant. It has been reworked through the years by later kings and queens. It has very nice gardens behind it. Toured the interior. For most of the palace....  more
    The structure struck me as more massive than elegant. It has been reworked through the years by later kings and queens. It has very nice gardens behind it. Toured the interior. For most of the palace....  more »
  • From the outside this palace looks as though it needs some upkeep but go inside and it's a completely different image. It was 9 euros for me and 4 euros for my husband as he is over 65. The interior.....  more
    From the outside this palace looks as though it needs some upkeep but go inside and it's a completely different image. It was 9 euros for me and 4 euros for my husband as he is over 65. The interior.....  more »
  • Really enjoyed wandering around the Palace & gardens. The interior of the palace was spectacular and in such good condition. Good value for money. Shame photography inside was not allowed... 
    Really enjoyed wandering around the Palace & gardens. The interior of the palace was spectacular and in such good condition. Good value for money. Shame photography inside was not allowed...  more »
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  • An absolute surprise. My expectations from outside were low, not due to the size or impressive architecture, but due to a lack of knowledge about the significance of Aranjuez to the Spanish Royal Family. It seems the palace.qas well loved and used as a Spring time retreat and the details of the palace and decoration we gorgeous and impressive. No photos allowed so very I can't show you except for the entrance which only hints at what is inside.
  • Worth a visit. The building itself is quite impressive and a couple of the rooms are quite stunning. The garden is free to wandering around.
  • Lots of interesting art and other Royal objects on display. Free admission Wednesday @ 17.00 hrs. No photography allowed inside the palace.
  • Beauty and Splendor everywhere you look. Exquisite sculptures, romantic fountains, and elegant peacocks in the royal gardens/forests. Plan to visit at least for an entire day. It's perfect for families, old and young couples.
  • Really nice little village just one hour from Madrid by train. Ideal for a gentle stroll. Train station just 10 minutes walk from the royal palace. Wednesdays and Thursdays free entry in the afternoon to the palace (check specifics online). Huge gardens with peacocks, river and delicious hunting meat. Definitely give it a go. It probably take you just half day to do it all.

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