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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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Slottsplassen 1, Oslo 0010, Norway
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really good. I would definitely recommend visiting this place, with children as well. Definitely gonna love it.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Palace was built in the 19th century. as the Norwegian residence of the French-born King Charles III of Norway, who reigned as king of Norway and Sweden.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have seen much better and majestic palaces. This one is much simpler and you cannot go inside. But it is also just a short walking distance from central oslo so why miss it

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful setting at the highest point of the park and at the beginning of the main street of the city, an ideal starting point when visiting Oslo.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whilst there was no tour or other activities per se, it was worth the walk up from Karl Johans Gate to the Palace itself. It was a snowy afternoon, beautiful view and to be honest just one of those things that I knew I had...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

The palace was closed when I visited. If you want to join a tour of the palace, I'd recommend you booking months ahead as it is closed to outsiders except for those on walking tours. English tours are only conducted twice a day I think...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

The changing of the Guard happens each day at 1:30pm. Whilst it was interesting to watch unless you are particularly interested in the royal palace or haven't seen a changing of the guard elsewhere before I wouldn't make it top of your list of things...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

not impressed because you don't have access inside for a tour or something like that ,we saw some military parades in a few mornings around there ,if you visit in winter time be sure you have some special ice shoes with you :) slepery pavements..wish...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Not far from the National Theater, the palace and garden is a must. It was mentioned that this is the first European royal palace to open to public. Lot of beautiful sculptures around the garden. It would be more beautiful in the summer.

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

The palace is at the opposite end of Karl Johans gate from the station. It is surrounded by gardens with a wide path running up to the entrance. At 1.30 each day, there is a change of the guard. We spoke with one of the...More

Thank John H
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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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