Built in 1882 by Hawaii's last king, David Kalakaua, this stately three-story building is a real treat to tour. After the ove... More
Built in 1882 by Hawaii's last king, David Kalakaua, this stately three-story building is a real treat to tour. After the overthrow of the King's sister Queen Liliuokalani in 1893, the structure served as the territorial and state capitol until 1969. The Palace Galleries showcases jewels and regalia from the days of Hawaiian royalty. Guided tours are offered every 30 minutes and reservations are suggested.
LOOKING AROUND THIS PALACE YOU'LL GET A REAL FEEL ON WHAT HAWAIIAN'S CULTURAL LIFE WAS. TRULY THIS IS A PROUD LOOKING PALACE, IT IS A SYMBOL OF THE PAST WONDEROUSLY BUILT WITH PRIDE WITH PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP SEEING IT MAKES ALL THE DIFFRENCE TO YOUR TRIP TO HONOLULU.
I went on a walking tour of the city by myself on my first visit to the island. I came upon the palace and wasn't sure if it was something I wanted to see. However, it was a great way to learn about the history of the King's and other royals of the island. The palace itself is beautiful and charming. The staff were great and there is even a small gift shop to find a momento to take home. If you are into history and bypassing some of the commercial aspects of the island this is a very interesting idea.