Fodor's Expert Review Slottet
At one end of Karl Johans Gate, the vanilla-and-cream-color Neoclassical palace was completed in 1848. The equestrian statue out in front is of Karl Johan, King of Sweden and Norway from 1818 to 1844. The palace is open to the public only in summer, when there are highly sought after guided tours in English that should be booked in advance. Don't miss the 11 am Sunday service in the Palace Chapel. Kids of all ages will love the Royal Palace's changing of the guard ceremony, accompanied by the Norwegian Military Band, that takes place daily, rain or shine, at 1:30.