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Ajuda National Palace

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Address: Largo da Ajuda, Lisbon 1300-018, Portugal
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+351 21 363 7095
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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
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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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Time Travel in Lisbon

Been there lots of times. If youre a Tourist this is a place you cant miss when visiting lisbon. And the temporary exibitions are very well curated.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Been there lots of times. If youre a Tourist this is a place you cant miss when visiting lisbon. And the temporary exibitions are very well curated.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Worth a visit and near the botanical gardens and other sights. Not so many tourists as in some of the other places.

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Ramsbottom, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ajuda National Palace is close to the monastery and parks and is well worth a visit . Nice detail on exterior also

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As the others have mentioned, it is not heavily visited, even if there is a bus stop on its front. It is further above the Geronimo monastery. What strikes me is the way they were able to keep the furnishings despite the changes in govt and the passage of time. A great place to visit for the royalty fans -... More 

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Valladolid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Maybe because a lack of public transport facilities in the surrounding area it gets a bit out of the radar for the crowds visiting the nearby, and much more popular Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and places nearby. That was a positive point to enjoy the palace visit, without having to avoid people in your pictures and such. With a very affordable... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

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 November 27, 2016 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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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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