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Royal Palace of Aranjuez, Aranjuez

(4.1/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan to visit Royal Palace of Aranjuez and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Aranjuez attractions using our Aranjuez holiday planner.
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  • The Palace of aranjuez is very nice but there are a lot of people and you have to pay to enter the truth is worth
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  • If you like the history or like see it obscenely that lived them Kings in their day, have that pass you to see it.
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  • Very nice. The only drawback is that there are rooms that you can visit if you don't buy the entrance with guide, and don't understand why. The ticket price is a little expensive, if I remember correctly cost more admission for the Palace of Madrid
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  • Beautiful and impressive. Two stars off for the lack of knowledgeable staff, even for the most basic questions (they are there mostly as guards), and the extremely poor front of castle surroundings, which are a stark contrast to the castle itself. For some reason the visitor approaches de palace from the side (not actually seeing the front), loosing that initial "wow" factor possibility.
  • A quaint little town with a beautiful palace and gardens to go along with it! You will have to visit this place to see why the royals chose this place to be one of their vacation spots! The palace entry costs 9 euros. There is a guided tour that I believe takes you through the private quarters as well. Each room of the palace is different from the other you can easily spend an hour and a half there!
  • Impressive things about this palace are the garden, and water flow. Not really the buildings.
  • It's worth visiting Aranjuez jut to see the palace
  • Lived there for 4 1/2 years. Met my wife there. Nice town and people.