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Palacio Nacional de Mafra

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Address: Terreiro Dom Joao v, Mafra 2640-492, Portugal
Phone Number: 351 26 181 75 50
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Fascinating palace

Well worth the price of admission. The palace is huge, and we felt like we had it to ourselves. The hunting & game rooms were like nothing I'd seen before; gave a great sense of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth the price of admission. The palace is huge, and we felt like we had it to ourselves. The hunting & game rooms were like nothing I'd seen before; gave a great sense of how wealthy & extravagant the Portuguese monarchy was. The English-language descriptions in the rooms were mainly about the art & architecture, very few explanations about... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lots of reviews here have covered the impressive palace, especially the library, so I want to focus on the organ concerts that take place in the basilica the first Sunday of the month. This basilica is the only church in the world with six working organs. The organs were built in the early 1800s, and were always intended to be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impressive monument. This us a must if you visiting the area north of Lisbon. Also the adjacent garden is pleasant. Do visit !!!

Thank Jose A
London, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a nice palace. It need more attention to the information. The price is very low tickets. The library is amazing

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Salcombe, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just to see the library is pretty amazing. If you are into palaces and such I can recommend visiting mafra palace

Thank Andrew T
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

speechless...... what a monument..... we were in shock. from the outer part and even more from the inner part.... the history oreserved so well,so real that you really feel that the king will emerge from one of the rooms or you will see him smoking in his tower.... amazing. worth a ling and easy visit....

Thank boaz052
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

with a fantastic architecture, impressive images, wide, clean... good place to be in touch with spirituality!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

If you have the time, visit the church and the palace on different days. Admire the palace from the other side of the plaza. Climbe the stairs towards the church. Take your time to see in detail the statues. Each one represent a saint with its symbols. In the interior, look for the statues, the stone floors, the 6 organs... More 

Thank Mabedui
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Big palace, nice if you are interested in the art and life of the old kings and queens. There is a very impressive library. If you are lucky, you can even see some of the lokal people walking around in traditional clouthing.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

I actually wanted to see the Library as it's listed on one of those "50 best libraries to see in the world, etc." And it was beautiful but the palace was also interesting. It's huge, beautiful exterior color with flags blowing in the breeze. Built in the 16th C. by King Joao V, it was his favorite place to be.... More 

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