Iolani Palace was once the home of the Hawaiian Royal Family.
King Kalākaua was the first monarch to circumnavigate the globe. Inspired by what he had seen in the royal courts of Europe he set out to emulate the grandeur of the European Palaces.
King Kalākaua built Iolani Palace in 1882. The palace was home to the king, his wife Queen Kapiʻolani, and younger sister Queen Liliʻuokalani.
Getting to Iolani Palace
Iolani Palace is short walk from Honolulu Harbour where many of the cruise ships dock.