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Palacio de Belem: Tours & Tickets

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Some things catch our eye because they are pretty but do hold our attention due to lack of complexity. We passed this building repeatedly as it was near our hotel. One could hardly miss the guards, in period uniforms, being comfortable in their vigilance, hardly...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Mike K
Reviewed August 1, 2019

So we just walked by this Palace and because we could go in for free we thought: why the hell not. It was like only one (two-floor) room with portraits of (former) presidents and a lot of gifts they had obtained from other 'important' figures...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Jeroen B
Reviewed May 18, 2019

This is a museum dedicated largely to the past leadership of Portugal. Portraits of past presidents are here, along with many gifts that were given to the country’s leaders over the years. I found it to be very interesting to see. Since we visited on...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed March 30, 2019

Is was fascinating to learn that when the 1755 earthquake thundered the King and his family were staying here and thus avoided the destruction of central Lisbon. Today it's the President's Residence. With a striking exterior of its highlight colour, we looked forward to seeing...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank permia
Reviewed March 12, 2019

The tour takes place only on Saturdays. You have to call prior to the visit to book a tour. Please notice that most of the tours are in Portuguese so if you don't know the language, you have to find out at what hour the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Alina R
Reviewed January 29, 2019

First, yes you must call and absolutely verify when the English tour is available. Call more than once. I got incorrect info a couple of times. Definitely, do not try to get info on web. It's worthless. Similarly to see Parliament - Sao Bento -...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 3, 2019

Walked by the palace, unable to tour on the day we were in Belem, but enjoyed watching the guards as my wife was in the shops that are across the street.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank c0verdale
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

We booked a group tour in advance and it was worthwhile, interesting and well done. We toured the inside of the Palace as well as the lovely manicured gardens. Spectacular views around every corner of major Lisbon landmarks. Our guide was a pure joy and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

That was the first place to visit in Lisbon as I won't have another Saturday there(the palace opens only on Saturdays) I arrived at 10:30 in the morning and a tour was about to start. Unfortionatly it was in Portogues ,the English tour was gioing...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Manal A
Reviewed April 27, 2017

The official presidential residence consists of the five buildings situated on a hill close to the historical center of Belem. It was built in the 18th century, on the land acquired by King John V. It is a beautiful, relatively modest structure, best seen from...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Museu P, Gestor at Palacio de Belem, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2017
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Señora Vanessa, Estamos en creer que nos visitó en un día de apertura especial gratuita del Palacio. Esperamos que pueda...More

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Response from nmlslo | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Belem is in fact also in Lisbon. You can get there by public transport (no subway). It's just about 10/15 minutes from the city center. Best regards.
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