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The Royal Palace

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Address: Piazza Palazzo | Quartiere storico di Castello, 09100, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
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Not much to look at from the outside - better inside

The Royal Palace is next to the Cathedral. It costs 3 Euros to go in and takes about 30 minutes to walk around at your leisure. There is also a Tourist Information Office inside... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
South Shields
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South Shields
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55 reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Royal Palace is next to the Cathedral. It costs 3 Euros to go in and takes about 30 minutes to walk around at your leisure. There is also a Tourist Information Office inside the entrance. It is a series of interconnecting rooms, It's not like Buckingham Palace as its not large or very grand but some of the ceilings... More 

1 Thank jaynell
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

Of course this is not Royal anymore, but the seat of the province or something similar. Having said that, it is a stunning building, on the edge of the city wall, with beautiful interiors, and some nice exhibitions.

1 Thank Alfred V
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

An extraordinary viceregal palace filled with some quite famous painitings (in the sense that these are usually reproduced in the guide-books). Wall fabrics and painted ceilings most interesting.

Thank Dr James H
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Not a huge amount to see here as there are only about 6 rooms mostly filled with chairs so you will be round it in 30 mins. Filled with a selection of paintings of minor royals and officials and there's a lovely painted ceiling in the main hall which appears to still be used for meetings.

1 Thank GoodHonestAdvice
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016

This is situated between Remy Bastion and the Citadel of Museums, next to the Cathedral of St. Maria. Entrance fee was 1.5 Euro per person within the entrance lobby, then continue up the marble staircase to view the rooms. The first room you enter has a display and information of life size models from the ancient Sardinian world. This is... More 

2 Thank George H
Dudley, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

At the top of the old town, the Royal Palace is worth a visit. It's not huge and is very similar to many European palaces. The ceiling artworks are impressive. Allow an hour maximum to work through the 4/5 rooms to see. There is No information about what you are actually looking at, and no guides available. It's €1.50 to... More 

2 Thank Mike K
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Reviewed 15 August 2015

No fee. That was a surprise. Even though I didn't know where I was entering. Worth to visit because you get an image how the royal palaces looked like. Moreover, the walls are cover with a cloth and not a paper thing.

1 Thank Beata K
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Reviewed 12 July 2015

No fee, no tours, no muss. Walk in, climb the red carpetted stairs and your on your way. Yes, very little information, but very pretty rooms. Very ornate and well taken care of. Clean and cool too. And a quick walk to the Cathedral of Santa Maria, its in the same plaza.

1 Thank H B
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Reviewed 25 May 2015

Looks plain from the outside, but beautifully decorated rooms inside. Very low key attraction - no charge, no info, no-one to ask about what is what. It was great to see the main room in use for a conference - it meant that we couldn't get in to see the wonderful wall and ceiling paintings, but so much better than... More 

Thank TimeToTravelAgain
Olsztyn, Poland
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Reviewed 18 March 2015

Although the visitor part consists of just a few rooms the palace of former viceroys of Sardinia is definitely workh visiting. The room of the parliament is magnificent. The other rooms contain some furniture, some good paintings and excellent Murano glass chandeliers. The visit is free and taking photos is allowed.

3 Thank Jerzy G

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