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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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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Thu - Tue 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

This is a collection of decorative arts including furniture, tapestries and...

This is a collection of decorative arts including furniture, tapestries and statues in an unfinished palace.

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The Palicio Nacional da Ajuda ou better Real Paço de Nossa Senhora da Ajuda is without any doubts a must see in the Lisbon District of Belem . I was there on the last Friday in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Central Portugal, Portugal

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Central Portugal, Portugal
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23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Palicio Nacional da Ajuda ou better Real Paço de Nossa Senhora da Ajuda is without any doubts a must see in the Lisbon District of Belem . I was there on the last Friday in January/2016 and got a cab from the Presidential Palace to the Palacio Nacional da Ajuda and payed about 3,65 Euros and rounded up to... More 

Thank carlos3005emlisboa
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160 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is nowhere near the most ostentatious palace you will see. However, it provides an interesting look at the lives of Portugal's former royal family and especially at the home decor preferred by them when they finished their rule.

Thank TomCost
Boston, Massachusetts
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249 reviews
182 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy access by bus 760 from area of Commercio Plaza.Outside a little restoration is in progress, inside spectacular.Entrance €5 per adult.Well preserved rooms with furniture of the period.Interesting collection of royal family photos.Very rewarding visit.

1 Thank rdrozd7
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if you like palaces and want to see how the other half live then this is a interesting way to spend a couple of hours and there's a nice touch near the end of your visit with a rather large selection of private photographs of the royal family during their travels abroad and in portugal.from the main part of belem... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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74 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

If you want to live real portuguese history, you must visit Palácio Nacional da Ajuda. This Palace has been closed when the Monarchy ended in Portugal and was closed during several decades. Nothing or little has been taken from this Palace, therefore you are bale to see how real Kings and Queens used to live in the past centuries in... More 

Thank LuisTN
Vienna, Virginia
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78 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We loved and would not have missed it but we love palaces. Pena and a couple are a little more interesting and this is more of a typical European palace. See def see if it you love palaces and have time. It is also not kept up as well as some others

2 Thank Pierre E
Berkeley, California
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We learned of this place from a local. No lines, and so much to see. My only problem was the the signage at the entrance showed a camera with the red circle slash so I thought it ment no taking pictures, but it must have ment no flash. Because toward the end of the browsing I saw others take pictures... More 

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Provo, Utah
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I have visited palaces and castles throughout Europe and beyond. Ajuda Palace is a very easily overlooked treasure that in many ways is on par with some of the finest, much more popular tourist destinations. Well worth a visit, if you happen to be in Portugal!

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Found this through Trip and as others have already said from the outside it doesn't looks much. In fact from one side it like looked like it was being demolished. The beauty of this place is on the inside. There are magnificent rooms preserved with their royal decor and furnishings. It's well worth the €5 entrance fee. If you like... More 

1 Thank BT3rd
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We took one of the old trams to the palace, high up on a hill. And what an experience this wonderful building was! There were few other people around, and we could wander at our leisure from one amazing room to the next. Apparently, the rooms were left exactly as they were before the king fled. Luxury, opulence, grandeur... Do... More 

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