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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...more
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+47 22 04 87 00
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took a nice walk around the palace and in the parc. The area is nice and you can see several historical buildings.

Thank Cristina S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't go inside. But we walked up and saw the outside and it's outbuilding. The guard was nice. We took a picture with him. Not a lot to see but, it was nice to see it. You can walk up and touch the building...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Did not get inside as palace not open untill summer , but worth a visit to watch the soilders guarding the palace , the vista back to city centre from in front of palace is ok

Thank R G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think what is most interesting about this royal residence is that you can get quite close to it. They have a changing of the guard ceremony, but in general it's not as fancy as other places such as in England. There is a nice...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not every country has a royal castle, so if you are in town this is one of the "have to go to" places!! And try to be there at soldier change!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked up to the palace just in time to see the changing of the guard. This was all very formal and seemed a little louder than changing of the guard at Buckingham palace. The gardens were nothing special but that might be due to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is in the Carl Johans gate, the most famous road in Oslo. Very impressive and big and it is a symbol for Norway. It is really interesting to watch the parade that takes place there on the Norwegian national day 17/5 and the celebrations...More

Thank Tasos K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely recommend a visit to the palace and the grounds. When we visited this weekend there was a marching band event occurring which filled the grounds with fab music.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the King's residence. Always fun to stop by and see the King's Guards (HMKG) and the building. Beautiful grounds outside. Nice neighborhood and coffee shops on the west side. Main walking street (Karl Johan's gate) on the east side.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Royal palace is amazing place in Oslo to visit. It help a lot to understand and learn about Norwegian history and culture. Palace have two sections palace and park. Plan 3 hours to spend this place.

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Alice C
2 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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BryanM935
12 February 2016|
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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...:)
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