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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
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 best thing in Lisbon

You REALLY should'n miss this in Lisbon. We spent almost 3 hours in Palace, it is so amazing place. Every room is so fascinating, so will be overwhelmed, trust me. The staff there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You REALLY should'n miss this in Lisbon. We spent almost 3 hours in Palace, it is so amazing place. Every room is so fascinating, so will be overwhelmed, trust me. The staff there are so friendly, they like to explain everything.

1 Thank Emanuel G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not touristy area , almost a ghost town and everybody is away to see Belem and pile a long line to try their Egg tart but this place is a must to visit, a beautiful presentation of history and life of a man who once ruled this great nation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For us this was one of the highlights of our trip from Lisbon out to Belem. We made the walk up the hill (yes still hilly even outside Lisbon centre), after about a twenty minutes walk we arrived at the Jardim Botanico opposite the Ajuda palace (having looked through the windows at the horses and riders practicing at the riding... More 

2 Thank Timothy John D
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I absolutely loved this place. Statues out front are worth going here to see alone. The interior is wonderful. So many interesting items to look at.

1 Thank patrickbryantcalgary
Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm unsure as to why this splendid museum/palace was virtually empty on the day I visited. Perhaps it is the 15 minute uphill walk from Belem. I spent almost three hours exploring the countless rooms in this massive palace - on par with other mega-famous European palaces, by the way. Each room is virtually as it was when the Royal... More 

4 Thank backpacker31
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Steep 15 minute walk from Belem to get here but worth it to see the inside of this royal palace. Very cheap (5 euros), but barely any visitors. There must be 20 - 30 rooms to see over 2 floors, all full of ornate furniture, furnishings, tapestries, etc. Some of it is of questionable taste (polar bearskin rug)! Cards in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I will write the same review for all Lisbon attractions...Tired looking buildings, unloved old historical structures,shabby old downtown neighbourhoods...Clearly overrated city...After stopping in the parking lot of the palace and seeing the state of the building(chipped walls and paint; worn out wooden structures, we decided(based on our already poor experience with Lisbon buildings) to not go in...So it was a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Its great place to visit, one can learn so much. The decoration says a lot about the history of Portugal and the last kings passion for nature and the ocean. Its free on the 1st sunday of each month. It is a great visit and to bad the initial project was not finished...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

A little out of the way, but really worth visiting. One of the many palaces of the Portuguese Royal family, left intact. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and enjoyed the fact that I was the only person there.

1 Thank babyboomercanberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

What a beautiful palace with so few visitors. The guide was very helpful and we learned a lot of the history of Portugal. The ceilings and parquet floors were tremendous. The crystal chandeliers were breathtaking. The throne room and the large dining room were especially magnificent. So many rooms to visit. Well worth it and from the palace it is... More 

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