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Ajuda National Palace

Largo da Ajuda, Lisbon 1349-021, Portugal
351 213 637 095
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Ranked #25 of 226 Attractions in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: This is a collection of decorative arts including furniture, tapestries and statues in an unfinished palace.
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Naples, Florida
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308 reviews 308 reviews
158 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Ajuda Palace is in the western part of Lisbon, take bus 760 or Tram 18. Sensational rooms still with the original furnishings. It's larger than it seems too. We really enjoyed our visit. Great value for the price. Senior discount.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is well worth a visit just a short walk (up hill) or tram ride from the other attractions in Belem. The admission price is just €5 or free with a lisbon card. The palace is well laid out and the rooms sumptuous. You can't do royalty on the cheap! An hour is plenty to wander through the palace itself.... More

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Lancaster, Pa.
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305 reviews 305 reviews
69 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We walked across the street from our Pousada Quelux to visit this historic site and were sooooo glad we did.. The Palace has been compared to the Palace of Versailles outside of Paris and for very good reasons. The art, furniture, huge number of rooms, gardens, Equestrian program on site, gold, mirrors, huge chandeliers and history are all awesome. Twice... More

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Nazare, Portugal
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Yes - those dais - well long ago made the shots with my Sony - should like to make my new ones but not any more allowed, but to visit and have a look inside this castle is a dream that I gladly recommend. What a place to visit and admire. Art and decorations - everywhere and done in what... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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107 reviews 107 reviews
51 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Welcome to this national palace, the residence of kings and queens, full of history. Unfortunately, this palace never ended to be built. But it still worth a visit...

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Victor, Idaho
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I write this after visiting Que Luz Palace and Palcio de Ajuda in the same day. We wanted to see palaces from two different periods and doe some compare and contrast. Of the four of us in our group, we all agreed that the better place to visit was this palace. So our advice is that you go there. Don't... More

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Doha, Qatar
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154 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is the preserved main Palace of the Portuguese Royal Family. It is an early 19th century Palace on a Grand scale containing scores of rooms furnished with spectacular paintings furniture, porcelain and silver. Of both artistic and historic interest this is a site that should not be missed. Not crowded which makes it also a pleasure to visit.

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Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

In the Ajuda neighborhood, almost across the street from the Ajuda Palace, we visited this beautiful old botanical garden. Well kept with plenty of old trees and a variaty of plants, and overlooking the "25 de Abril" bridge and the Tejo river. Easily reachable by Tram 18 (beware that from the end of july it doesn't function for a few... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Lisbon has numerous places to visit and this Palace is no exception. The visit lasts about one hour and guided tours are available. If you think it's too expensive, take advantage of the first sunday of the month and go visit it for free. I'd recommend it not only to tourists but to all portuguese.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Planned as one of the largest (and grandest) of European palaces atop a hill dominating the city, changing circumstances reduced it to a mere shadow. The original entrance was never built, so you enter from one end. Although it still looks imposing from this angle, the building ends abruptly as if the rest had been torn off. To add insult... More

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