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Royal Palace of Oslo

Royal Palace in Oslo - Description

The Royal Palace of Oslo currently serves as the official residence of Norway’s king.

It was built in the early part of the 19th century, based on the designs of the Danish-born architect Hans Ditlev Franciscus Linstow.

Originally it was used as the Norwegian residence of the king of united Sweden and Norway, Charles XIV. It was first used as a permanent residence in 1905 by King Haakon VII since 1905, the year Norway became independent.

Due to improper maintenance, the palace was in danger of falling into disrepair until King Harald V restored it to its original splendor at the end of the 20th century. The park surrounding the palace contains small lakes and statues.

A popular attraction at the palace is the changing of the guard ceremony that takes place daily at 13:30. The palace, which features a statue of the former king of Norway and Sweden, Karl Johan, at the front, is now open to the public.

Royal Palace of Oslo - Visitor Information

The Royal Palace of Oslo can be visited only during the summer months, and only through a guided tour which costs 95 Norwegian Kronen (around 12 euro or $18 USD) for an adult and 85 NOK per student.

Tickets must be bought in advance from the Norwegian post office and other retailers.

See more information on the official website (English version)

Royal Palace in Oslo Map&Location

Address: Royal Palace, Henrik Ibsens gate 1, 0010 Oslo, Norway. Get help with directions using the map provided bellow:

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Oslo Royal Palace Photos

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Royal Palace of Oslo © FrozenMoments Photography
Royal Palace of Oslo and garden © Roger Wollstadt
Royal Palace of Oslo and courtyard © Ken Moore
Royal Palace of Norway view © Emil Stefanov
Royal Palace of Oslo grounds © SandShoes
Royal Palace of Oslo Changing of the guard © LH Wong
Oslo Royal Palace Southeast corner © Michael Renner