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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
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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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the views from this palace were spectacular It was like a disney faireytale castle. It was worth getting the shuttle to go up and down It certainly contained a lot different... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

the views from this palace were spectacular It was like a disney faireytale castle. It was worth getting the shuttle to go up and down It certainly contained a lot different architectural influences from around the world

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Northants, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This little known palace is just stunning, with rooms draped in silk tapestries and family photos on display it is very atmospheric. It was very easy to imagine the royal family living there 100 years ago, the rooms that are open are so well presented and preserved they were a pleasure to walk around. The entrance is not very well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

What a collection! Still feel the old Portuguese aristocracy in the walls. Art and jewellery and religious relics for all to see. Close to the city and friendly attendants

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

It is really worth a visit. Art collections and furniture are truly beautiful. Ask the people where is the flower embroided carpet that Queen Maria Pia used to water.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Take the tram to Ajuda, walk a little and you will be rewarded. Definitely one palace not to be missed! It's still used today for state receptions and dinners. Shame the lace curtains are not being kept in pristine condition, but the palace takes you back in time and you can just feel the place.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It's quite an extraordinary place to feel what was a century (the XIXth) when the royal house of Portugal was fighting for its survival amidst the memories of a great past. Also lush and beautiful!

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Bydgoszcz
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This is a place you can't miss. The best time to go there is early in the evening, when the light is good enough to take some photos but on the other hand the place is starting to be alive:) The restaurants on the corner with fado music is something that you should experiance, for sure.

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Newcastle NSW
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

In brief, other reviews written about the Palace accurately represent the experience. From the outside it looks neglected and poorly maintained but inside it is well cared for. The surprise for us though, having trudged up the hill on foot (don't do this if you plan to walk a further 10 Kms) was the cafeteria which was suggested when we... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Just checked this out from outside. Guards standing outside were nice and the grounds are beautiful... Stay on the road toward center city and you will find a really lovely gift shop Original... artisanal jewellery and crafts

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This palace is a must see! We were positively surprised when we got inside, from the outside it is hard to define one of the major sights (no tourist shops, lack of crowd, the exterior is not really polished). But! When you get inside you say 'wow'. Walking through the rooms you get an idea of how the royal family... More 

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Additional Information about Ajuda National Palace

Address: Largo da Ajuda, Lisbon 1349-021, Portugal
Phone Number: 351 213 637 095
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Lisbon
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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