1 Henrik Ibsens gate, Oslo, Norway
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Royal Palace Oslo Reviews
Royal Palace Jul 24, 2012
The Royal Palace is located centrally in Oslo and you will be surprised that you can walk right up to it at the western end of the main street Karl Johan gate.
It's not overtly ornate to look at, but it's free (outside) and it's a royal palace so I would recommend visiting.
Be there at 13:30 to see the changing of the guard.
During the summer the palace is open for visitors and they have tours in both Norwegian and English. You can buy your tickets in advance online at billettservice.no or at Norwegian post offices, Narvesen, 7-Eleven. Or you can queue at the back door and they release unsold tickets shortly before the tour is due to start. Tours only take an hour, but the rooms you see really are lovely.
A highlight for me was being just behind the balcony door. This is the balcony which the Royal family stand on during Norway's Constitution Day and wave at the school children parading past.
There is a nice park - Slottsparken - around the palace and this is a popular thoroughfare for people to get to the shopping streets of Bogstadveien and Hegdehaugsveien from the National theatre which is a central stop for buses/trains/trams.
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Oslo on foot, the Royal Palace Jul 26, 2008
Oslo as a city presents itself as incredibly multi-cultural and diverse and presents the visitor with a few splendours to capture on your camera.
The Royal Palace is a must see and grabs the attention of many of the city's visitors. If you get there by 1.30pm you can observe the change of the guard before taking a strole around the garden areas around the back of the palace.
A tour around the palace grounds is a good experience however if you wish to enter the building there is an admission fee.
Near by you can also see the National Theatre and the University Grounds.
For those of you whom would like to sightsee by foot this is possible after collecting a free city map, however there are many trams in the area and Oslo offers an efficient underground service.
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