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. Plan to visit Royal Palace of Aranjuez and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Aranjuez attractions using our Aranjuez holiday planner.
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  • August 20, 2017
    I am a person that like the palaces in general, but this particular was surprised by the negative. If that it is true that the palaces do not vary much between Yes, but has seemed very short the itinerary of the visit without a guide. And so you can see a few rooms of the King have to go (to pay) with which guided ami believe me is absurd once that already pay €9 for the entry. Another negative point is that you can not take pictures, something that doesn't happen in the palaces or residences abroad. It has box office pa who has doubts.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Recommended, especially with guide. The visit is worth € 9. If you want to guide are other €4 or if you want an audio guide (which is a tablet) other €3. Thank goodness that as teachers left us free and only pay the Guide. Great guide, a tall, serious but sarcastic guy. Two-hour visit. Very interesting the Palace. Tour for € 4. Do not get flat nor information
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  • August 19, 2017
    A great wonder. Highly recommend this stop close to Madrid. The visit is made enjoyable even if you go with children
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  • Incredible place to relax on a sunday. It is a small little town with plenty of gardens and trees. Very pleasant.
  • Well worth the trip, I particularly enjoyed moving from the intricate, polished gardens to the more rustic areas of the estate.
  • 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.
  • Great palace, wonderful audio guide!
  • Impressive things about this palace are the garden, and water flow. Not really the buildings.

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