Casa del Labrador
Casa del Labrador
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JCom_Oslo
Oslo, Norway134 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We first went to Casa del Labrador only to find that we had to go back to the Royal Palace for to buy the tickets.
The guided tour (you have to state the time you want to participate) was nice but only Spanish was spoken. The interior of the Casa is worth seeing.
Written 4 November 2019
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Andrew R
London, UK140 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
We waited for an English tour at 15:25.The ratio seems to be 4:1 in favour of Spanish tours & you can’t enter without being on one.
Our guide was so enthusiastic & passionate about the property it was almost infectious.
If you have time it’s well worth a visit as the building holds it own & our tour had only 4 other people on it.
Allow an hour
Written 25 May 2019
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Andrew W
Manchester, UK29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
If you visit Aranjuez don’t skip Casa del Labrador. The interiors of this house take your breath away. It has to be one of the most ornately decorated houses in Europe if not the world for that matter. Every inch is decorated in marvellous intricate detail. It’s worth the trip to Aranjuez on its own. Set in the tranquil gardens away from the main town - just wonderful. No photos allowed and no shop. If you want a book to remember what you have seen go to the shop in the Palace.
Written 30 March 2019
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JJJC_Family
Virginia810 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
Ironically this is the second banana to the Aranjuez palace when this is the real main event. It is as the title indicates "magnificent". Almost every room is not merely lavishly decorated, but exhibiting exquisite craftsmanship and good taste. Simply put, for the size of the structure this may very well be the most beautiful building in the world. And thank the king whose taste guided the decoration. As I often say, the best judge of how great a place is is whether I would like to return. In this case, I wanted to go on the very next tour and only did not do it because we had to get to the main palace, then Il Defonso La Granja and then Segovia before the night fell. Next time we go I plan on going on at least two tours, maybe three. If that doesn't give you an idea of how good it is, I don't know what will. If you go to Madrid, see Toledo, this and Segovia, in that order.
Written 29 January 2019
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Tamerlans007
Badalona, Spain1,805 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
This palace is the most well preserved place in Aranjuez. It was built at the beginning of the 19th century as a place for receptions and celebrations, that's why the decorations are excellent.
It's not easy to visit the place because only a few people can access in order to preserve the house, so you have to book the visit first at the palace, specially at the weekends or in holidays.
The photos are not allowed and they don't offer discounts.
Written 7 January 2019
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southerntraveller49
Andalucia, Spain956 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
This small-sized palace is by far one of the most attractive places in the area. It was promoted by the former king Carlos IV as a secluded spot built in the middle of a big park near the Tagus River, mean to provide the royal couple (Carlos and Maria Luisa) a sort of intimate and relaxed haven, away from the hectic official life at the Royal Palace. So the main trait of Casa del Labrador is that it reflects the personal tastes of him and his wife, giving a sort of glimpse on a royal couple family life, as opposed to the more official taste of big royal palaces. When you see it from outside, the Casa del Labrador looks a bit bland and austere. It´s a palace, of course, but nothing special, nothing to write home about indeed. It´s indoors what is really awesome. It boast exquisite tapestries, fantastic floors, furniture, unique watchmaking pieces, frescoes and gilded decorations of the top quality and value. It´s admirable the painstaking manual work that most of them reflect. In fact, the contents are so delicate that you are asked to cover your shoes in the plastic bootees they give you at the beginning of the visit, in order not to damage the floors. Casa del Labrador is extraordinarily interesting if you are into decorative arts and this type of thing, as it displays an exquisite collection of the early XIXth decorative arts -the style usually known as "Imperio", contemporary to the Napoleon era-, besides its originality as being a place meant to have a more private function.
Written 19 November 2018
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Paul B
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
You’ll walk a long way in the Prince’s Park wondering if you’ll ever get there, but be brave and walk on, for it’s worth the effort! The advertising says something about “labourers,” and maybe even “cottage,” but don’t be fooled. This is the most amazingly well-preserved and lavish mini-palace you may ever see. Well worth the 5 € price of admission (even though the mandatory guide only spoke Spanish and we do not!). Wall coverings (all fabric!), flooring, furnishings and abundant art work all seemingly untouched by time. If you are in the area, run, don’t walk.
Written 28 June 2018
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Koukat
Melbourne, Australia755 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
We had a lovely day out in Aranjuez a few Sundays back and this house was the highlight of the day. We had pre-booked tickets for this small group tour (Spanish language only) the day before. (I've written separate reviews on TA for the palace and the royal barges museum.)

Getting to the house is a lovely walk through Jardin del Principle but be sure to allow enough time to get there for your pre-booked entry. Once you get there you'll see that there are seats available by the entry, along with lockers and toilets. You will be asked to wear little plastic booties over your shoes to protect the floors.

The tour lasts just under an hour and is very informative. I have a B2 level of Spanish and had no problems following what was said.

The house was used as a place to entertain guests and as a rest spot during hunts.
There was never anyone residing here. The interiors are really beautiful and unusual, we hadn't seen anything quite like it before.

We saw some wonderful original Spanish silk wallpaper (200 years old), a large old clock collection, beautifully detailed wooden floors, roman mosaics (moved from Merida! and now part of the floor of the house) amongst other amazing things. Be sure to avoid walking on the roman mosaics!

This visit was definitely the highlight of our day in Aranjuez.

Unfortunately there are no photos allowed inside.
Written 22 May 2018
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viajero+60
Canary Islands, Spain294 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
Well worth a visit to see the beautiful furnishings that have been untouched and kept as they were. Guided tour is very interesting. 5 euros to enter. Tour lasts about 45 minutes. I would recommend this place
Written 12 October 2017
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Luc v
Vlaardingen, The Netherlands4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Solo
Half September this year I visited Aranjuez for a whole day, combining the royal palace, the gardens and the Casa del Labrador.
Before I travelled to Madrid some days earlier, I did order a ticket for the Casa del Labrador through the website of Patrimonio Nacional. The palace was much more beautiful than I could expect, the interior is very luxurious and lavishly decorated.

Some things which are good to know about visiting the Casa del Labrador:
- you will visit the luxurious rooms of the impressive palace,
- you have to put on disposable overshoes to protect the floors,
- it is only possible to visit the palace with a guide, with a maximum of 10 people together.
- guide I had only spoke Spanish,
- the palace is almost 3 kilometres walking from the royal palace of Aranjuez, through the wonderful Jardin del Principe,
- tour will last for an hour or so

Please also have a look on the outside of the building, which features a lot of statues.
Most impressive room: the Gabinete del Platino and the Escalera principal.
Written 22 September 2017
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