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Ajuda National Palace

Address: Largo da Ajuda, Lisbon 1349-021, Portugal
Phone Number: 351 213 637 095
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Ranked #19 of 202 Attractions in Lisbon
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Type: Museums
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Owner description: This is a collection of decorative arts including furniture...
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Type: Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Thu - Tue 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: This is a collection of decorative arts including furniture, tapestries and statues in an unfinished palace.
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Tracy, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Some people don't know when to quit! This will probably be your thought if you tour this Palace. It is palacial, to be sure, but also an example of when people have more money then they know what to do with. Very opulent, and perhaps the Jaos didn't have the best taste. It's worth a look, though, to be sure.

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69 reviews 69 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This palace has never been finished and has only half of the wings initially planned. Nevertheless it illustrates the way of living of 19th century kings and queens. Official halls, music rooms, dressing-and bedrooms and for that time a modern bathroom, all of them richly decorated, can be visited. The nicest thing of all is that very few tourists will... More 

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Campinas, SP
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

One of the most important museums in Portugal, this site is ready to receive the queen and king any time. It remains with all furniture and accessories in place as the royal family would still living there. It is also used by the government for official functions, so don't be surprised if you try to visit and it is closed... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This national monument, hosts the Portuguese Cultural secretary of state. Usual to hold state official receptions.

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Lagos, Portugal
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74 reviews 74 reviews
58 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

If you like the exercise, walk from Belém all the way up Calçada da Ajuda or, instead, take the bus wich will leave right at the front door of this stern looking palace. Inside, richly decorated rooms await you. Be dazzled by it all: the frescoes, paintings, tapestries, ceramics, velvets, furniture, etc. My absolute favorite rooms were the Queen's bedroom,... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Pinning on a hillside of Belem, this palace began its construction in 1802, but was interrupted by the King João VI escape to Brazil in order to escape the troops of Napoleon. After tasting a "pastel de Belém" a tourist must not forget to climb the bus to help and know the Ajuda National Palace last residence of the kings... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Not the easiest place to find I read.. Bus apparently is available, I took a taxi (thanks to who said E10 spot on ). Historically interested in royalty..this palace is sumptuous …and then ended up in Rio! The contents are unbelievable. The throne room is over the top. Republicans will be aghast. An exemplary collection which has survived.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This palace is a bit off the beaten track and therefore perhaps overlooked by many visitors but it is definitely worth a stop. It sits atop a hill above the waterfront, but is easily reachable by bus, which leaves you very close to entrance and runs frequently. This Palace was one of our favorite attractions in Lisbon. It is full... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Bye a one day metro/bus/tram for 6euro at any Metro station. Bus 760 west from Cais Do Sodre Metro station (green line) takes you practically to the front door. 5euro entry. You will see the Palace both floors including a dining room that is still used for state dinners. The artwork of King Luis I and Queen Pia is amazing.... More 

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Paris, France
17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This Palace is perhaps a €10 taxi ride from Lisbon, but doesn't seem to get many visitors. It's definitely interesting and worth your time. There is also a bus that runs between the palace and the Baixa (and there's a tram line currently under repair.)

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