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Palacio de Belem

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6 Jul 2018
“Make sure you book your visit to the palace. It is only on Saturdays”
28 Apr 2018
“Wonderful informative tour”
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Reviewed July 6, 2018

I should not rating the visit because we did not see the inside of the palace or museum. We visited Belem on Friday and only the Museum was open. We were told that the Palace is open only on Saturday and you need to book...More

1  Thank Mangusya
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

1  Thank Daphnenero
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

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

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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

Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

You pay 2.5€ even if you have the Lisboa card, only to see the exposition about president's. This is nothing exceptional : a collection of presents received during official visits and an interactive (boring) show on tablet about each of the presidents. Absolutely not interesting....More

2  Thank Giorgio B
Reviewed December 14, 2016

You can only visit the palace, which is still the working area for the Portuguese president on Saturdays! The museum is opened on other days as well. Get there early (around 9) and check when you can get an amazing guided tour in English or...More

3  Thank Tom P
Reviewed September 6, 2016

The 3 state rooms inside the presidential palace are only open to the public on Saturdays and you have to book a guided tour (the one in English this August was at 14.30 in the afternoons). This means that only small groups of people actually...More

1  Thank Joelle C
Reviewed May 29, 2016

This is the official residence of the President of the portuguese republic, although he doesn't live there. The gardens are very beautifull but the inside is the best (unffortunately it is not possible to take pictures inside). There is also a very good museum dedicated...More

2  Thank Nuno O
Reviewed December 19, 2015

Former summer residence of the Portuguese Kings from 1870 to 1910 until the fall of the monarchy. Served as the summer residence of the Portuguese Republic President for several periods,and was later abandoned for a long period. Re-opened again in 2011 after a great reconstruction...More

2  Thank GFLX
Reviewed November 30, 2013

We were really expecting a magnificent palace. After all, the president of Portugal lives there. However, we were met by a very neglected pinkish façade, which fails to impress even when watched from a distance. There were no tours available when we visited, and the...More

1  Thank TheShis
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Response from Nuno O | 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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