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Palace of the Marquises (Palacio Fronteira)

Address: Rua Sao Domingos de Benfica 1, Lisbon 1500-554, Portugal
Phone Number: 21/778-2023
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Ranked #29 of 202 Attractions in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Only open between 11 am and noon, but it's worth the effort to get there. Amazing tile work depicting heroic battles against the Spanish. Informative tour guide, but the house looks a little in need of some love ( and money!). Take some bread to feed the black swans, who will otherwise try to eat your toes if you let... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

A must, if you like azulejos. Beautiful house and garden, the tour might be a little bit boring, but the whole experience is absolutely worth the trip. Make sure you check the schedule on the website before the visit: there are guided tours only, as it is still occupied property. The tours start at 11am and 12 am during fall/winter... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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227 reviews 227 reviews
91 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 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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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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42 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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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