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What an interesting walk through, especially the royal residence. Firstly it is so vast that we felt we had the Palace to ourselves. We spent a good two hours wandering through only what seemed like a tenth of the Palace. We found some of the...More
Mafra was neat - there were exhibits featuring the convent, monastery and royal palace built on the heels of the Columbian exchange wealth. There is also an amazing, amazing library. It was reasonably priced at 6 euro, incredibly spacious and not very crowded. What's even...More
It doesn't warrant a special visit to see the Mafra palace. We made a detour driving from Obidos to Lisbon for this specific reason having been told that the place is outstanding only to find it to be quite average. Yes, it has an impressive...More
Huge on the outside, and pretty big inside. Initially a bit underwhelming with a religious art museum and some monks cells on the ground floor but the top floor is very impressive. Huge number of rooms to see, not that fully furnished but the room...More
The palace is absolutely enormous and a very impressive sight when first encountered. The self guided tour is really great and has many fascinating exhibits. The hallways are incredibly long and the library especially huge and amazing . The Church in the middle is lovely...More
This visit was included on our tour and it was such a surprise. The scale is vast and visitors only see a small portion The baroque interiors are sumptuous though sparsely furnished. I enjoyed the throne room the infirmary library and the basilica I did...More
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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
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 (nature park, surrounded by a 20 kms stone wall), which was used once by the portuguese kings for hunting.
I will by in the palace as a volunteer and I will guide visitors in german or english language. I will start at September 20th until 15th of October 2016. I will be available all days except mondays and tuesdays from 10 am to 16 pm. You can ask at the entrance cash for Andreas Lausen. I would be very glad to show you this magnificent palace.