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Palacio dos Marqueses de Fronteira

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Seventeenth Century Palace placed in an ancient Quinta de Recreio (recreation farm) which includes a formal garden, an informal garden and woods. The exterior and interiors of the Palace are decorated with the largest and best collection of...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Largo Sao Domingos de Benfica 1 | Fronteira Palace, Lisbon 1500-554, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve seen many palaces in my lifetime but this one is truly unique. The exterior, and to some extent the interior as well, is filled with wonderful Portuguese azulejos. Truly an impressive collection. The gardens were lovely as well. The prices are 11€ for a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'd seen beautiful photos of this palace but wasn't sure about finding it...success this time! Metro to the Zoo, and a 10/15 min stroll along the left side of the zoo ..over a walkway which crosses the busy roads...I got a tour in English at...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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palaciofronteira, Assessor Cultural at Palacio dos Marqueses de Fronteira, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your comments and appreciation. Your observations are precious for they acknowledge the efforts made by this family to keep their heritage and to make it available for public enjoyment and study.

Reviewed June 30, 2019

YOU MUST VISIT THE HOUSE not just the garden (which needs some scrubbing). The entrance is fantastic. Blue tiles all over! The living rooms are extravagant yet still cozy. We had the English tour at around 11:30 am. So visit the garden around 10am before...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 29, 2019

This is a lovely historic palace that is still home to the family which built it. This estate got me intrigued and fascinated as every corner had so many stories attached. The palace and gardens are stunning and the tile work (inside and out) is...More

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank Mike_TLV
Reviewed May 22, 2019 via mobile

The gardens are awesome and you can visit the house only with a guided tour. No photos are allowed inside. The palace is a private residence still in use. It is a little off the most popular attractions but I found it very interesting.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Monica N
Reviewed May 18, 2019 via mobile

They offer only guided tours. If you are interested better check early. Nothing special. The garden and house average. You can give it a miss.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank 7SE3
Reviewed April 25, 2019 via mobile

They were closed today (4/25) as it is Portugal’s Freedom Day. It’s 11€ for the palace and garden. You can only visit the palace during guided visits at 11AM or 12PM. If you miss the tour then you can only see the garden which is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank cchow419
Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

This place is a Hidden Gem- There are guided tours in English, French, German, Portuguese, Italian etc which starts each hour. It is very beautiful 17 th Century home with marvellous original Tile work , Statues and artefacts and part of it is actually the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 23, 2019 via mobile

Situated on a hill with a view this 17th century residence has a ton of character and charm and not a lot of tourists. Gorgeous gardens and a beautiful palace with guided only vista inside twice a day 11 and noon in English

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank RostG
Reviewed March 3, 2019

Beautiful place, to a degree. Rather run down - maybe that is why we all should go there. A remarkable thing about their azulejos is the " seeing look", the stare in all the faces, be they cats or horses or men. But if you...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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joecool0613
April 9, 2019|
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Response from RostG | Reviewed this property |
English tours are at 11:00 and 12:00 only, please make sure the palace is open on that day via there web site and the price was somewhere around €12 or so..
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LenaS2458
June 15, 2018|
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Response from Odyssey571510 | Reviewed this property |
The guided tour is about 40 minutes and then you can visit the gardens for as long as you want. The gardens aren't that big so figure between and hour to an hour and a half. My tour started about 10 minutes late and took a... More
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roxy1947
September 3, 2017|
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Response from palaciofronteira | Property representative |
Thank you for your contact. The Palace is open on mondays. In the morning it is possible to combine tours of the interior with visit to the gardens. Welcome!
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