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Address: Slottsplassen 1, Oslo 0010, Norway
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+47 22 04 87 00
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The Royal Palace is situated on a rise at one end of Oslo’s main...

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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Nice Palace

The palace is nice but nothing like other grand European palaces. We watched the change of guard ceremony in the afternoon. It's easy to walk down from the central station. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked up to the palace from our hotel and were very impressed. There isn't extensive security or fencing like there is in England and you can practically walk up to the front door. The views are brilliant and the gardens are lovely to walk round even in the snow.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An understated palace that is well kept and with nice views of the surrounding city. The sun was setting while we visited and we did not enter the building. Certainly worth adding to a nice walk through the city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The palace is nice but nothing like other grand European palaces. We watched the change of guard ceremony in the afternoon. It's easy to walk down from the central station. The palace gardens aren't all that nice at this time of the year

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the palace is a very good place to be when there is good sun over the head. the place is very popular among tourists & if you book a tour you will definitely be taken there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful park and very modest palace exactly at the city center! A lot of beautiful ponds and ducks around. The perfect place for all those visitots who like taking pictures.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

i ve seen several better palaces than this.But is a wonderfull view to the city from here.to be honest i saw it only outside as we had very few time but it was nothing special

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This palace housed one of the beautiful gardens in Europe which has been reduced to half its original. Getting to know its history would make the visit more interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved taking photos of the outside of the Palace with all the snow. The Palace has a beautiful view down the promenade to the city center. You also walk by the law university. We enjoyed walking through the Palace's garden area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The royal palace is really imposing and well preserved. From the park there is a great view on the main street and the cathedral. Guard relief is worth it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We only viewed the place from the outside but worth a look. Once up the top you have a great view of the main street.

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