Palácio Nacional da Ajuda

Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, Lisbon: Hours, Address, Palácio Nacional da Ajuda Reviews: 4.5/5

Palácio Nacional da Ajuda
4.5
from $32.29
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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This is a collection of decorative arts including furniture, tapestries and statues in an unfinished palace.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Je888
San Juan, Puerto Rico104 contributions
Grand Dining Hall
Sep 2020
The grand dining hall is worth the 5 euro price of admission by itself. Immaculate. The adjacent neighborhood is also quite unique and a great walk.
Written September 12, 2020
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Danielle
United States1,271 contributions
Expansive Palace
Nov 2019
Beautiful palace situated in Lisbon. We visited as part of a private tour and I would recommend having a tour guide walk to explain the palace's history and each unique room. Each room is unique and stunning to walk through and the dining room is still used today for private events. My only complaint is that the public restroom definitely needs to be renovated and updated as it was disgusting and not maintained.
Written July 3, 2020
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Malgorzata
8,992 contributions
A place worth recommending
Sep 2019
The only royal palace open to the public in Lisbon. It is worth seeing this palace and going inside. An object with a huge dose of history . A place with a huge dose of history and the chambers of the royal family. The interiors include a banquet hall for 180 people, a royal billiard room, a throne room, private rooms of the royal family and a garden room with a fountain and vegetation, where the walls are lined with alabaster imported from Egypt. On the walls of the chambers, paintings depicting mythological, genre, battle and naval scenes as well as numerous portraits of members of the royal family. The palace is often overlooked by crowds of tourists visiting Lisbon. Meanwhile, it is a beautiful and extensive neoclassical palace, in which you can admire the beautifully preserved rooms, furnished with furniture and everyday objects of the era. A place definitely worth visiting.
Written June 16, 2020
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Jack L
11 contributions
A hidden gem
Feb 2020 • Couples
Visited the Ajuda palace having seen it 30 years ago. The palace has been tastefully restored without turning it into a Disney theme park. It was the main residence of the Kings of Portugal until their overthrow in 1910. You get a real feel for court life and history. A ticket is ridiculously cheap and there is so much to see. The only grumble is that the staff were charmless.
Written February 11, 2020
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Sridhar G
Visakhapatnam, India151 contributions
A Passionate Royal Home
Jan 2020 • Solo
A palace of the 18th century still to be completed! Amazing architecture & sculptures that leave you admiring. All the royal house hold articles & comforts are displayed here. One can closely imagine / visualise the life style of the king & queen who lived through here. This palace is currently a museum partly & partly a convention for the state and international meetings too. The place is less preferred by the general tourists as it is located quite off the many popular places. Can reach here by bus.
Written January 21, 2020
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Daniele Giorgio
Pisa, Italy13 contributions
Don't be put off by a bit of uphill road. Lisbon is also this
Dec 2019 • Friends
A beautiful palace built on the hill overlooking the city. Nice inside and nice outside. Worthy of having been a royal residence like the other palaces of the European monarchies. From the Belem district we decided to climb the hill with electric scooters so as not to get too tired but at the same time to enjoy the streets. In the city I saw very few advertisements of the palace compared to the other attractions. I may have been wrong, but when we walked in, we only saw two other people. The staff were very friendly and professional. I was amazed to see that there was not an inch of dust on the furniture, congratulations. So, IT'S WORTH getting there. Do it.
Written January 18, 2020
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Anita S
Fukuoka, Japan11 contributions
Must see palace
Dec 2019 • Couples
Beautiful decorated palace. Not crowded at all. Must see palace. More beautiful than Pena. Entrance fee 5€
Written December 30, 2019
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stephen f
6 contributions
Fantastic place
Dec 2019 • Friends
Visited this palace a few days ago I would say it is a must see attraction in Lisbon fantastic very well presented +helpful staff you visit do many rooms +thecentrance fee is I credibly low if they charged 4 times what they do it would still be good value
Written December 11, 2019
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Kyle M
Fountain, CO244 contributions
A mesmerizing experience
Nov 2019
I visited here during my second day in Portugal, and the experience made me immediately fall in love with the country. I was enthralled to visit a palace that held such great history. With every room that I toured, I literally was able to experience a different part of Portuguese history, such as Rome's involvement with Portugal or Japan's involvement with Portugal. If you visit Lisbon, this palace is a must see.
Written December 3, 2019
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DONNY S
Boynton Beach, FL370 contributions
Before Visiting Belem
Oct 2019
Take the bus from Lisbon to Ajuda to visit this national palace. Worth the time to visit and experience the national palace. You can eat a good lunch here in its small café which is not crowded with tourists. After your visit you can walk down the Calcada da Ajuda street and come across the delightful Jardim Botanico de Ajuda, an outdoor garden with well maintained flowers, shrubs and hedges with plenty of seating to sit and rest while admiring the garden. Continue down the street straight into Belem.
Written November 16, 2019
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