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Palacio dos Marqueses de Fronteira

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Another off the beaten track palace

Situated on a hill with a view this 17th century residence has a ton of character and charm and not... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Foster City, California
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Palazzo de Fronterira

Beautiful place, to a degree. Rather run down - maybe that is why we all should go there. A... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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Largo Sao Domingos de Benfica 1 | Fronteira Palace, Lisbon 1500-554, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed January 28, 2019

You've got to really want to come here, because it is far away, at least a half hour taxi ride from our apartment in Lisbon near the castle. We did. We read about it in various websites and even though it doesn't appear to be...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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palaciofronteira, Assessor Cultural at Palacio dos Marqueses de Fronteira, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2019

That you for your appreciation and your message. A seventeenth century palace is an expensive and difficult thing to maintain. Although there is a lot to be done, conservation and restoration works have been done recently in the Kings Gallery, the Terrace of Liberal Arts,...More

Reviewed December 25, 2018

It's a bit difficult to find it or get there, but boy does it worth it (even if you go in the middle of the winter like I did)! The tiles (the largest collection to date in its original place), the rooms, the gardens... everything...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank 83Alex_Sk
Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

The most beautiful place in Lisbon I have visited! Away from the masses, with an enchanting atmosphere. The stunning garden is decorated with beautiful (and sometimes funny!) azulejos, which are a pleasure to study. Be sure to join a tour of the interior, as you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Corinna1982
Reviewed December 2, 2018

We attended a music conference, two days of which were held in this lovely historic palace (still home to the family which built it). I have a kind of split decision on my review, one which pertains to the place itself and the other as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

Take a nice walk in this palace garden and enjoy. Such nice colors! You can take an Uber easily to get there.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Took a 20 euro taxi ride to be greeted by a gentleman who advised us that the palace was closed for a wedding. The palace is far out of the way from all other attractions so be sure to confirm before going. From the outside...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank DoingOurPart
Reviewed October 18, 2018

This is one of the places in Lisbon to see some really good blue and white tiles. The palace is only open in the morning with half hourly guided tours. It is well worth fitting in a morning visit to see the palace. The gardens...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

We decided we only had time to look around the gardens and these were the main reason for our visit. The gardens are stunning and the tile work is very impressive. The colours of the blue and white tiles, red house, and green shrubbery is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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February 18, 2019|
Response from joehiroth | Reviewed this property |
Hi there! I can’t say actually. If you google the palace you’ll just find the Portuguese homepage. Although it says there is just a guided tour possible, that’s not true. We just went by ourself after purchasing the ticket... More
June 15, 2018|
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
September 3, 2017|
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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