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 palace was interesting, with a real variety of decor from room to room. Gardens were overgrown and plain. There is nowhere to park a bike and the security guards are very quick to whistle and... 
    The palace was interesting, with a real variety of decor from room to room. Gardens were overgrown and plain. There is nowhere to park a bike and the security guards are very quick to whistle and...  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
    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 »
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  • This place is amazingly full of beauty and culture. It takes a while to surround it. It's worth every single step. Architecture, gardens and fountains combine to make a beautiful scenery where the kings use to go on vacation back in time. Very nice place!
  • Very beautiful and breathtaking place! The castle is big and well preserved. Inside there are many royal rooms you can see and they look amazing! Totally worth the travel to the city. Also there are big gardens with many fountains and a river, that are great for a small walk under the shadows 😀 We did one day trip from Madrid and where not disappointed!

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