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Ajuda National Palace

Largo da Ajuda, Lisbon 1349-021, Portugal
351 213 637 095
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Ranked #32 of 223 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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Nazare, Portugal
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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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102 reviews 102 reviews
51 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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223 reviews 223 reviews
144 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 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
24 helpful votes 24 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Tram stop just outside and entry can be done through the ruins at the back of the Palace for a shorter walk in. Sumptuous Palace along the lines of 17th Century UK Palaces. Worth the visit if you are into old Palaces.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

A very nice Palace! The entrance fee is really cheap... about 2 euros! You should definitely see the Palace. If you are taking some Day Tour, ask your guides to take you there as for some reason it's not a popular place.... This Palace and the Botanic Garden that is close to the Palace were not included in our itinerary,... More

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Santarem, Portugal
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I went to see Palácio da Ajuda because I've read many books that made me realize that many interesting and important things in the Portuguese History took place there. Went I entered the Palace I found myself surrounded by beautiful paintings and furniture almost intact, as if time hadn't gone by... The palace has many rooms and each of them... More

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