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Palacio Nacional de Mafra

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Address: Terreiro D. Joao V, Mafra 2640, Portugal
Phone Number: 351 26 181 75 50
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$90*
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Travel Back to the Majestic Baroque
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Private Tour: Palaces of Portugal with Ericeira
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Don't turn up on Tuesday - it's closed!!!!!!

The outer facade of the Palace is beautiful and it can be seen from many low lying areas in the region. It certainly dominates the mountain. The town of Mafra is small, cute and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Paul R
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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The outer facade of the Palace is beautiful and it can be seen from many low lying areas in the region. It certainly dominates the mountain. The town of Mafra is small, cute and appealing. We did walk in the gardens next to the palace and they are very pleasant. I counted 7 patisseria in the small area and so... More 

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Peterborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was another visit to the National Palace at Mafra where there are the longest corridors and the most magnificent church. It is such an imposing building, full of history where the library is breath taking. Beautiful throughout. It was just as good as the first time and hope it will not be the last time we visit.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited this palace last autumn. It impressed us so much! It is worth a visit for 6 euro! )))) For this money you will get the most important Baroque Monuments in Portugal with the brilliant and complex architectural design and the refinement and excellence of execution of its marbles. One of the first expressions is the Palace is... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like palaces, this is certainly worth a visit when you are in the Lisbon area (but only after visiting Sintra - Pena palace & Quinta da Regaleira). This is a huge (very huge) building that comprises a church, a monastery and a palace. Inside though it is just amazingly grand (Not as beautiful decorated as the Queluz Palace... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stumbled upon the reviews of Mafra and am so glad we paid a visit after Obidos. Got to the Palace around 3:30pm. No crowds. Parked right outside the Palace. Two hours plus to visit the main areas. I am not sure if it's fair to compare to Sintra's National Palace. In terms of treasures and rooms Mafra definitely has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited both Sintra and Mafra. The National Palace at Sintra was quite disappointing compared with Mafra. Mafra's palace is quite spectacular. E12 for entry for a family ticket. What a bargain. The library is spectacular. Like nothing I've ever seen and I'm British but have lived in NAmerica for some time. The oldest book was 1500s....... Sintra is nice... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really loved the Palacio Nacional. The fact that you can drive right up to it, park for free and eat something reasonable (snack food) in a square looking directly at the Palacio for less than 5 Euros is quite amazing in of itself. From the outside it’s a spectacular building. Inside though it is just amazingly grand, culminating in... More 

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Mafra, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a huge monument that in fact is three in one. It is a church, a monastery and a palace, with a relatively affordable price for a visit. In the Basilica one can find an impressive collection of religious paintings from the Italians Masucci, Giaquinto, Trevisani ou Battoni and from the portugueses Vieira Lusitano e Inácio de Oliveira Bernardes.... More 

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Liphook, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really lovely intriguing palace. Definitely ask the volunteers about the history and facts about this palace and Portugal too.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There is a guided tour but I decided to just wonder by myself. I found the room with all the antlers quite interesting, note the furniture follows the theme. But for me the highlight was the library, which is absolutely stunning, definitely worth seeing.

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