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Palacio Nacional de Mafra

Terreiro Dom Joao v, Mafra 2640-492, Portugal
+351 261 817 550
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Terreiro Dom Joao v, Mafra 2640-492, Portugal
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+351 261 817 550
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"huge palace"
in 12 reviews
"national palace"
in 12 reviews
"amazing library"
in 4 reviews
"king joao"
in 3 reviews
"sheer size"
in 3 reviews
"open to the public"
in 4 reviews
"portuguese architecture"
in 3 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 5 reviews
"day trip"
in 6 reviews
"basilica"
in 28 reviews
"organ"
in 26 reviews
"convent"
in 18 reviews
"bats"
in 8 reviews
"versailles"
in 6 reviews
"ericeira"
in 6 reviews
"bindings"
in 3 reviews
"portugal"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mafra is a bit of a sleepy town but has the remarkable National Palace. The Basilica, the convent and the kingly apartments are worth a look. The amazing sculptures outside of the Basilica are incredible. The organ is one of the largest in Europe. And...More

Thank siriusjane
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another must visit from Lisbon just to see the library in the palace. It is just breathtaking. The Palace itself is very impressive both the exterior and the interior. Lots o information on the different areas of the palace finally leading you to the library.

1  Thank traveller_prk
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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

This structure made by a king as an offering in exchange of descendacy, as the story goes not only the queen got better but the couple were blessed with 7 siblings. The carillon is the biggest known by the number of bells. 30.000 plus antique...More

Thank JoseGGoncalvesR
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

We toured the Palacio Nacional de Mafra with a Portuguese friend who knew of it (and its library renovation) but had not yet visited herself. We were all pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the Palacio, the breadth of its architectural and artistic beauty, and...More

2  Thank taylorbowen
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

Having read more than a few travel books prior to visiting Portugal, this site was not listed as a top place to see but after visiting, I would say it was truly worth the visit. The central basilica with its two bell towers is wonderfully...More

3  Thank TMLB
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Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

Normally I like palaces and have been visiting plenty in many different countries, the best ones are in Russia by the way. But Mafra is more tragic than splendid, its clear that it was a huge mistake to build it. Its just too big and...More

1  Thank Johnnybowler
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

Slightly off the main tourist route, this is an essential visit into history, with the exceptional library as the climax. Keep an eye out for tromp d'oeil ceilings and inhale the history at the library. Read about the history before, or absorb it on arrival,...More

Thank CMT-JWT
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May 15, 2018|
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Response from Centh L | Reviewed this property |
At the entrance
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April 8, 2015|
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Response from portugalfan_10 | Reviewed this property |
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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