Palácio dos Marqueses de Fronteira

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Palácio dos Marqueses de Fronteira

Palácio dos Marqueses de Fronteira
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
About
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 Portuguese seventeenth-century "azulejos" (decorative tiles) still in their original location known today. The gardens are decorated with fountains, statues and other constructions from the seventeenth century, which are refreshing and make the walk through the premises a continuous delight. Although this is an inhabited Palace still today, visitors are welcome to take guided tours of the inside and enjoy visiting some of the most beautiful rooms, the Library, the terrace with "azulejo" panels representing the Liberal Arts, and the Chapel. The fact that this is an inhabited living space is part of its very special atmosphere. Visitors can enjoy a souvenir shop managed by the Association of the Friends of the Fronteira Palace.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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sleepy155
Hollywood, FL236 contributions
Apr 2022
This palace has a lot to offer. The tile work around the entire property is outstanding. Beautiful gardens and pool balcony. The family is still living there so no photos are allowed inside. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly and speaks many different languages. There is restoration going on throughout various rooms. Entrance is 10 euros. Worth the visit. To get there we took the metro to the Jardim Zoologico stop and then walked 15 min.
Written April 12, 2022
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Malgorzata
11,025 contributions
Sep 2019
Not in the center of Lisbon but if you have a time it's a gem to discover. A 17th-18th century palace from a large aristocratic family, beautifully preserved. It is a private house where the residents still live so you can only visit part of the house. In order for the interaction between residents and guests to be harmonious, all visits to the interior of the building are guided . At specific times, the guided tours are in specific languages: English, Portuguese or French.There could be more visiting rooms in the palace, but the ones that are accessible are impressive. To the gardens we can go without a guide.A wonderful garden that is worth the journey in itself. Amazing azulejos, absolutely impressive and breathtaking. Beautiful facility, really worth visiting. I definitely recommend it. Photos cannot be taken inside the palace.
Written August 7, 2020
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Peter R
New York City, NY762 contributions
Feb 2020
These gardens and palace are a sight to behold and well worth a visit. You may even interact with the family who still use the residence and are very gracious about visitors. The location also is convenient and it's not a trek to get here.
Written February 18, 2020
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Michelle L
Singapore754 contributions
Feb 2020
We arrived early for our morning tour at 930am and bought tickets and walked around the palace. When i say palace, it is actually the gardens that you can visit. The rest of the palace is only on the guided tour and you can only see 3 rooms. The guide also acted and behaved like it was a waste of his time to be there with no eye contact with any guests and was very routine about it all. It was all a rush and he went off in a hurry too.

I enjoyed the gardens very much - if you come, dont pay for the guided tour.
Written March 7, 2020
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tj m
Colorado14 contributions
Jan 2020
unique tour of a hunting lodge that still serves as the personal residence of the current Marquess. a guided tours lets you into most rooms with the history explained. you can spend additional unlimited time on the gardens. close to Lisbon airport
Written January 11, 2020
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John O
Lisbon, Portugal137 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Excellent guide. Really interesting noble house with beautiful gardens. Lots of restoration going on and more needed but that is part of the charm. Don’t expect a perfectly decorated house! The house is still lived in by the family and there is a lot to take care of. The guide was so professional!
Written April 10, 2022
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Anjelry
Robina, Australia261 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
The 15 min taxi ride from Lisbon only cost €9 so it's worth it to get there without worrying about where you are gong. The tours run in multiple languages all by the same guide every half hour starting at 10:30am~11:30. The premises closes at 12:30. There is no booking required. You can take a guided tour of the wonderful and opulent interior of the house and then have free access to the gardens for €7.50, or just wander the gardens freely for €3. We took the 10:30am tour on the 9th of June, and cudos to the very patient bi-lingual tour guide who had to say everything three times in Portugese, French and then English for the variety of visitors in the group.the house dating back to 1670, was truly amazing and worth the admission with almost every square inch covered in tiles with pictures depicting all sorts of scenes from the past. The end of the guided tour brings you to the wonderfull tiled Kings Gallery and pool. The manicured gardens and the tiled surrounding walls are truly something worth seeing. Take some bread and feed the koi fish, the ducks and the black swans in the pool. It's also worth a visit to the toilet to the right as you enter the courtyard at the entrance to the house for the most amazing wall tiles of a dragon. At the end of your visit you can get bus 770 from the bus stop,outside the gates, to the Rail Station, or walk 15 mins strIght down the road and over the highway to the Metro station outside the Lisbon Zoo. You should be back in Lisbon by 12:30 so if you have a free morning and are sick of churches this is a must.
Written June 9, 2015
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Svetakoshka
St. Petersburg, Russia2,502 contributions
Sep 2011 • Solo
Palacio Fronteira is an incredible piece of architecture and decor! Azulejos (colorful tiles) are all over the place: inside and outside the palace, at the terraces, at the garden - everywhere! You can visit either the garden only or take a tour inside the Palace. The tours are given only few times in the morning because the Marquise lives there, so the property is private (and for the same reason no pictures taken inside the Palace) and is closed for the second half of the day for the visitors. The tour is totally worth it - the guide tells you not only the story related to the Palace and the Marquise family but also gives lots of interesting stories about azulejos decorations. For example, there are some humorous and ironic scenes from the past times.
For the azulejos lovers this place is a must see. To get there I used public bus #70 from subway station "Sete Rios", it runs like once every half an hour so check with the schedule before going. It takes about 15 minutes to get to the Palace.
Written April 14, 2012
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raffert
Antwerp, Belgium54 contributions
You have to get a bit out of center to go there. (The blue metro line, get off at "zoo" and it's a 15 minute walk from there)
It's a nice little palace, still owned by the same family for years and years. Once this was the countryside, now you can hear the trains and cars from the gardens.
It's only possible to get a guided tour (check the website) because the family needs some privacy too.
Inside the palace you can admire the main rooms, I would have loved to see it all but understand the reason why.
The guide knew everything about the place and could talk about it in a very enjoyable way.
The gardens are really nice too, but most of all the azulejos and their stories make this place special.
Written April 30, 2014
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Artur V
150 contributions
Sep 2013 • Business
A fantastic place full of history. Walking inside you can see the typical “azulejos” and a mystery histories that you can find there. Take note: October to April -From 10.00 to 17.30 (last entry 17.00) - May to September - From 10.00 to 18.30 (last entry at 18:00)
Closed: Mondays and on January 1st, Easter Sunday, 1 May and 25 December
Written September 8, 2013
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