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Palace of the Marquises (Palacio Fronteira)

Rua Sao Domingos de Benfica 1, Lisbon 1500-554, Portugal
21/778-2023
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Ranked #29 of 229 Attractions in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
Traveler Description: Hours:   June to September: 10:30-11:00 am, 11:30-12 noon, Monday to Saturday. October to May: 11:00-12 noon. Closed Sundays and holidays. Tours are... more »
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Budapest, Hungary
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The building of the palace was well maintained, nice garden, with beautiful old azulejos. Not a big place, so plan with a short visit.

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Budapest, Hungary
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I loved this palace with its unique gardens and all the azulejos that decorate almost every single squaremeter. The only "below" was our tour guide who really seemed to be bored as hel of doing her job which pushed our enthusiasm down a bit. I loved that visiting this small villa one really feels that it is in use.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It was a public holiday, so the house and gardens were closed. It is hard to find, as everyone we asked, including taxi drivers, had not heard of it. Suggest you check through GPS for directions before going. It is in the Benfica district.

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Toronto
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We quite enjoyed the English tour of this Palace which is still used by the current Marquise. We learned a lot more about Portuguese history and the gardens are fantastic. We have been to Lisbon many times and just now discovered this palace. I wouldn't suggest a visit if you only have a few days in Lisbon, as it takes... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

You have to get a bit out of center to go there. (The blue metro line, get off at "zoo" and it's a 15 minute walk from there) It's a nice little palace, still owned by the same family for years and years. Once this was the countryside, now you can hear the trains and cars from the gardens. It's... More

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San Francisco
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190 reviews 190 reviews
69 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

First went here with a French friend a few years ago. A bit difficult place to go by public transport but one can walk from Sete Rios Metro/bus stop. It is a bit more than 10 minutes easy walk. An old palace filled with incredible tiles and history. The beautiful garden and even more intriguing architecture and the absence of... More

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Wantagh, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Fantastic tiles - especially in the "Victory room" and terrace. The guided tour is very interesting and informative.

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Algarve, Portugal
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233 reviews 233 reviews
42 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Although we lived in Lisbon for years and continue to visit it often never went there. It is a “must see”. Especially for those who are more than a weekend breaks in Lisbon (because who come just a weekend probably will not have time). It’s not Versailles, of course, is much smaller either the garden or the Palace, but charming... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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51 reviews 51 reviews
48 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

if you live Lisbon Azulejos inside a nice and cosy Palace, don´t miss this. Not big but very interesting.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The palace is nice but a bit expensive for Portugal. I was expecting more for the ticket cost. Guided tours are mandatory (English, French, Spanish or Portuguese) and the guide does a good job.

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