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Ajuda National Palace

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Address: Largo da Ajuda, Lisbon 1300-018, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 363 7095
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Thu - Tue 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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To our surprise, Ajuda Palace turned out to be very worthwhile to visit. Admission is 5 euros and seniors are 2.5 euros. Takes about an hour to walk through the whole place. We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To our surprise, Ajuda Palace turned out to be very worthwhile to visit. Admission is 5 euros and seniors are 2.5 euros. Takes about an hour to walk through the whole place. We took a bus to get there. Then we walked down towards Jeronimos Monastery afterwards. We accidentally found a restaurant that locals visit, called O Marques. Excellent seafood.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Troughout the years I've visited sevral palaces in Europe from Spain to Austria. The Ajuda National is like many others. Classical bedrooms, ball rooms, filled with furniture, paintings and ornaments. It tells the story of the portugese royal family (which I was not much familiar with) and every room offers small plastified cards with a little explanation (English and Portugese).... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

It´s not specially old or the most beautiful royal palace i´ve visited so far. But don´t get me wrong, it definitely deserves a visit. And it´s also in a less visited part of the city, without huge tour groups in every corner.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

As far as National Palaces go, this one is nothing special, if you've seen Versailles, etc. That being said, it was something very special for me because I got there when it opened on Monday morning. All other tourist attractions in Belem are closed on Mondays, which means no tour groups, etc. visit this Palace either. I was literally the... More 

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed a visit to this Palace. Very interesting and they kindly put English information in each room which enhanced our visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Having ‘done’ Belem we hiked up the hill to the Palace (20 mins). We were not expecting much, but the rooms were amazing. Much like visiting a stately home in the UK. It was also very quite (Sunday afternoon) probably only another 30 people there. I would recommend the small café just outside the main entrance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

A must visit in Lisbon. Through the palace see and feel lots of history. An unforgettable experience. All items from that period are preserved. I really enjoyed a stroll in the palace.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Stunning royal palace with over 40 rooms furnished in original items. Well worth a special trip. Take the 742 bus from the Justice Palace, and it stops right outside. Whilst there visit the Botanic Garden which is nearby and well worth a visit if you are interested in plants and trees.

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

A local friend suggested this museum as most of the artifacts and furniture are original and restored beautifully We enjoyed the lack of crowds as Lisbon is a popular tourist destination.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Although it is not as easy to find as other attractions in Belem, (like the tower or the monastery) my advice is not to miss this place! It is really gorgeous and free for holders of the Lisboa Card. We spent almost two hours visiting the many rooms that are accessible. This attraction is significantly underestimated. It should be one... More 

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