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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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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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We went there because my mother in law insisted and because we were close to Jeronimos Monastery and therefore not far away. From the outside it does not look that impressive, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We went there because my mother in law insisted and because we were close to Jeronimos Monastery and therefore not far away. From the outside it does not look that impressive, but inside it's simply beautiful!! In particular there are some rooms of the Queen that are pretty unique in Europe - I remember the porcelain pink room and her... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The royal family have not lived in this stately building since 1910 so it is frozen in time, with the furnishings exactly as they were a hundred years ago. It is, however, still used by the President for state banquets etc and is well worth the visit, as you get a great idea of the opulence enjoyed by the king... More 

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New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Not to be missed for those who love the royal palaces yet fully equipped and furnished as of the time of the last kings. Everything remained: furniture, ornaments, pictures, tables, ... Photos permitted. Low cost 5 euros!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The palace is wonderful, the pieces of furniture worth being seen, but lack of information and of audioguides prevents visitors from fully enjoying the museum. On the pros side, this is on eof the few musums open on Monday in Lisbon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Not many tourists came here which made it quite nice. We were about the only ones at the palace! Its a cool palace to explore and they really let you see all the rooms. Really cheap admission fee as well. Its a bit run down but i think it adds to the charm. I had trouble getting here by public... More 

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Helmond, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This palace was a surprise for us. We didn't expect a lot, but in this palace we found several well restorated room, and well guarded against daylight. There was a nice guide who lived in the Netherlands in her youth. She tried to tell the story of the palace in Dutch. Nice gem to visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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