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Palacio Nacional de Mafra

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Terreiro Dom Joao v, Mafra 2640-492, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A fantastic very large building , & the admission fee is very reasonable compared to some attractions . It takes around 2 hrs. to go round the whole site,

Thank nodski
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The basilic as well as the palace are easily reachable by car. To the right of the palace is a free parking. The palace itself has been renovated and contains majestic pieces of furniture and artwork.

Thank Sven D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed August 19, 2018

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

1  Thank Robert L
Reviewed August 10, 2018

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

Thank Ron S
Reviewed July 31, 2018

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

Thank Simon L
Reviewed July 8, 2018

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

2  Thank megroy
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately we had to miss this place. We were in a hurry to get to our hotel in Óbidos but saw the palace when driving through and were so impressed that we decided we need to come back.

Thank Bjorn H
Reviewed July 4, 2018

I wasn't expecting much when I got there, but it's incredible! The Cathedral inside is AMAZING! Whorty to visit!

1  Thank Janaína T
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank emorga
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Response from Centh L | Reviewed this property |
At the entrance
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Response from portugalfan_10 | Reviewed this property |
Dear travellers, 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
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