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Ajuda National Palace
Ranked #15 of 503 things to do in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This is a collection of decorative arts including furniture, tapestries and statues in an unfinished palace.
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

The Ajuda Palace was refreshingly calm and uncrowded compared to all the major tourist spots in town.

The rooms and exhibits are beautiful! Each room also has laminated guide sheets in many different languages explaining the use of each space, some historical anecdotes, photos from the past, and memories of those who visited or served in the palace. Very cool!

If you have questions or simply want to chat, the palace staff/docents are really helpful and welcoming. The people I met there helped make the experience once-in-a-lifetime!

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Freezygal
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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

This really is a hidden gem. It doesn't look like much from the outside but it's beautiful inside and very well presented. There was hardly anyone visiting, which meant being able to go through the palace with ease. I don't understand how no one seems to visit this place while the dreadful Pena palace has queues going round the block! Definitely worth a visit

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Naz H
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Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Instead of standing in line at Jeronimo Monastery for 2-3 hours just to buy a ticket, go to Ajuda Palace instead. There is no wait and the palace is beautiful. It was the last Portuguese monarch’s home. Very well appointed and no crowds!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Valued_Opinion
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

It’s beautiful palace worth your visit, very quiet which makes it easier to enjoy every part of it without crowds

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 4, 2018

This place deserves the top reviews and is well worth seeking out. Much quieter and cheaper than other historic sights in Lisbon, it cost 10 euros for a family of 4. Very much furnished in an exuberant and glitzy style, it is a bit like Buckingham Palace without all the original Old Masters. Plenty of rooms to view though some are closed due to renovation work. Some very large rooms especially the Banqueting Hall that fits 170 guests. Free parking in the area but a long and steep walk up from Belem Tower. Too easily overlooked as an attraction. Strangely no nice grounds to wonder around though there are some botanical gardens nearby.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Simon L
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