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Reviewed 5 days ago

It doesn't warrant a special visit to see the Mafra palace. We made a detour driving from Obidos to Lisbon for this specific reason having been told that the place is outstanding only to find it to be quite average. Yes, it has an impressive...More

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huge on the outside, and pretty big inside. Initially a bit underwhelming with a religious art museum and some monks cells on the ground floor but the top floor is very impressive. Huge number of rooms to see, not that fully furnished but the room...More

Thank Simon L
Reviewed July 8, 2018

The palace is absolutely enormous and a very impressive sight when first encountered. The self guided tour is really great and has many fascinating exhibits. The hallways are incredibly long and the library especially huge and amazing . The Church in the middle is lovely...More

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Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately we had to miss this place. We were in a hurry to get to our hotel in Óbidos but saw the palace when driving through and were so impressed that we decided we need to come back.

Thank Bjorn H
Reviewed July 4, 2018

I wasn't expecting much when I got there, but it's incredible! The Cathedral inside is AMAZING! Whorty to visit!

Thank Janaína T
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

This visit was included on our tour and it was such a surprise. The scale is vast and visitors only see a small portion The baroque interiors are sumptuous though sparsely furnished. I enjoyed the throne room the infirmary library and the basilica I did...More

Thank emorga
Reviewed June 22, 2018

Not far from Lisbon in Mafra the National Palace is a marvel of Baroque architecture. Set on a site with commanding views over the valleys below the palace is an imposing structure with impressive detailing on both the interior and exterior. Wandering from room to...More

Thank FWontheroad
Reviewed June 19, 2018

This was quite a sight, very imposing. The Basilica has a grand flavor, and we arrived at a great moment as the choir was singing and light was streaming in from above. Very inspiring. It was a fairly quick stop on the way to Peniche....More

Thank TexasCorkie
Reviewed June 13, 2018

Mayra is a lovely town with its imposing palace dominating the town. We didn’t go in but sat in the square having coffee and cakes admiring the view

Thank Janey42
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

This Gorgeous Palace has a library with more than 36.000 books from the 18th century and it is a beautiful building. On sundays, until 2pm, the entrance is free for portugueses.

Thank Luciana E
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Response from Centh L | Reviewed this property |
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Dear travellers, you need at least two hours to visit the palace, including a little walk outside. But you can also spend a whole day, when you visit the park to the left of the palace (Jardim do Cerco) or the tapada... More
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