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Ajuda National Palace

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Address: Largo da Ajuda, Lisbon 1349-021, Portugal
Phone Number: 351 213 637 095
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Thu - Tue 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This is a collection of decorative arts including furniture, tapestries...
This is a collection of decorative arts including furniture, tapestries and statues in an unfinished palace.
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how the kings lived

a palace in Lisbon with original furniture and art work, well worth the visit, gardens also in good shape nearby there are other good things to see and don't forget to taste the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

a palace in Lisbon with original furniture and art work, well worth the visit, gardens also in good shape nearby there are other good things to see and don't forget to taste the belem custard cups

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Gravesend
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This is a palace with a capital P - full of grand and beautiful things. It's easy to get to by tram and well worth a visit.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I can't believe this is not Top 10 on this list. After our visit, I consider this a 'must do'. Many of the rooms were more impressive than Versailles, and more tasteful. Even my perpetually bored 8yo was entranced. The self guided tour was very complete, and because of the under-the-radar status of this marvel, pretty free to run at... More 

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london
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We wandered around this vast edifice and were amazed at the fantastic furniture. We walked from Belem it was quite a trek,got a bus back to Lisbon centre.

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Miami, Florida
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It took us a rainy day to visit this palace but I highly recommend it rain or shine. It is pretty close to Belém by car (not sure about walking/public transportation). Get ready for some exuberant royal rooms. The richness of the details is impressive. The best part comes last: the throne room. It is something to admire. Another plus:... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

an interesting palace- great style and some beautiful exhibits. One of the must do's on the Belem circuit and with good explanations in English and other languages. 15- 20 mins walk uphill from the Jeronimo monastery (or get a taxi there and walk down- note the road is under renovation so a bit dusty and uneven but do-able).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Some palace rooms are under restoration, but even in the rooms already restored I missed some information about items or facts. Anyway the palace is amazing and well preserved in most of the places.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

After spending most of the day in Belem, we caught the bus to the top of the hill to visit the Palace. Had we not purchased a Lisboa card which gave us free entry, we might not have visited. We would have missed a quite superb property. The exterior belies the interior which was beautifully furnished with some quite magnificent... More 

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Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Visit of the "Palaçio National de Ajuda". Free translation “National Palace of Help”, is located on a Hill side at about 5 minutes by car from the “Belem Tower, Convent of Geronimo and the Pedrão dos Descobrimentos”. The original palace burned down in the year 1795 and is in the 19th century being replaced by the present neoclassic building. The... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Palacio da Ajuda is one of the few royal palaces in Europe which maintains its original furniture, allowing an idea of aristocratic daily life in the 19th century. It is built on top of a hill, with incredible views over the Tagus estuary, the largest in western Europe. Entrance fees are very low, especially when compared with the ones of... More 

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