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The Royal Palace

Slottsplassen 1, Oslo 0010, Norway
+47 22 04 87 00
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The Royal Palace is situated on a rise at one end of Oslo’s main thoroughfare, Karl Johans gate. It was officially taken into use on 26 July 1849 by King Oscar I.The Royal Palace is open to the public during the summer season. Visitors follow a guided tour through the most important rooms of the Palace. There is usually also a special exhibition each year, as part of the tour. Tickets are available at Billettservice.no and at the entrance.The main changing of the guard takes place every day at 1.30 PM.The Royal Palace is where the daily work of the monarchy is conducted and where the King and Queen live. It is where the King presides over the Council of State, grants audiences and holds official dinners. Foreign heads of state who visit Oslo stay at the Palace. Most of the members of the Royal Court have their workplace here.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Slottsplassen 1, Oslo 0010, Norway
+47 22 04 87 00
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We played together with friends and it was looot of fun) If you looking for something new to do - this is something for you 100%

Thank Strom76
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was very neat to be able to walk right up to this landmark without there being giant fences miles away from it. Although I did not go into The Royal Palace, I did walk around the grounds and right up to it. It is...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is a really nice walk to go uphill towards the palace. The palace is simple from outside, but it looks really good in the setting of the park.

Thank haanahh
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went the first week of winter and the palace was closed. The gardens and grounds are lovely and well cared for.

Thank 142loism
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would not have come to this location should I have not been downhill from it, looking at the guards' houses, and up to the palace, while eating pastry at Pascals. This locael is a rather transforming location from other parts of the world.....respect and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is by no means the biggest, prettiest or most impressive castle in Europe, but you can walk right up to it and touch it if you so please. And that's pretty special in today's climate. The flag on top indicates if the king is...More

Thank Girern
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked up and saw the changing of the guards. We didn't research the times, so we just got lucky. The guards were friendly and let my kids stand next to them for a picture.

Thank svelyan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place to visit, the parks on the surroundings are very pretty and just to sit to talk or walk through is wonderful, really enjoyed.

Thank vanessa p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to walk around, sightseeing is nice, you can get lunch around the town as well. Locals are very reserved though

Thank marynyc2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a palace. What you see is what you get really. The architecture is nice and it's a lovely walk up from the city centre but I wouldn't expect anyone to spend more than 30 minutes here without moving on. Definitely see it if you're...More

Thank Daniel M
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Alice C
1 August 2017|
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Response from LivEllen | Property representative |
No, I'm afraid the season ends on 17 August. The smal summer palace of Oscarshall will still be open for visits during the weekend first part of September, though, if that would be of interest to you. More information at... More
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12 February 2016|
Response from LivEllen | Property representative |
Tickets for the guided tours of the Palace can be purchased online at Billettservice/Ticketmaster. There are four tours in English every day, and the season starts 18 June. For more details, please visit... More
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Joao V
31 January 2016|
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Response from priyadarshi | Reviewed this property |
Cant really answer that one, but I guess that the royals arent as royal as the ones at the Buckingham...:)