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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 235 Attractions in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This is a collection of decorative arts including furniture, tapestries and statues in an unfinished palace.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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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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222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
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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53 helpful votes 53 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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75 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Upon arrival all you see is a large building with a thoroughfare but you need to get yourself into the 'museum' as this is where the sights to see are (Free with Lisboa card but be warned closed on Wednesdays). I have been to many palaces in the UK but this took it to a new level. I only wish... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Some parts of this palace is now a museum and some parts are let out for expo. Wednesday I think is a holiday. So be sure you dont end up here on a holiday. Again it was a quiet place to be and echoed our words. Perhaps we went in off season - may when it was a long weekend... More

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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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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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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