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Ajuda National Palace

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Address: Largo da Ajuda, Lisbon 1300-018, Portugal
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+351 21 363 7095
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10:00 - 17:30
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Thu - Tue 10:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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This is a collection of decorative arts including furniture, tapestries and...

This is a collection of decorative arts including furniture, tapestries and statues in an unfinished palace.

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Symbol of an opulent lifestyle

This place is huge and ornate and is the symbol of an opulent lifestyle. It contains furniture several centuries old as well as paintings and tapestries.There are dishes and other... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 May 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

This place is huge and ornate and is the symbol of an opulent lifestyle. It contains furniture several centuries old as well as paintings and tapestries.There are dishes and other items used by royalty. One can visit room after room of this palace and see a wealth of things used by rulers of the past. Supposedly, there are no photos... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

The great earthquake that destroyed the centre of Lisbon in 1755 also marked the start of several decades of changing fortunes for the Portuguese royal family including exile to Brazil following the French invasion and ultimately the declaration of the Republic in 1910. The building of the Ajuda Palace, one of the earliest neoclassical buildings in Lisbon, has had a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

What a surprise! Behind the very discreet entrance is an enchanting journey through time. The castle's interior is in excellent shape. You have access to so many rooms over two floors, and each of them is beautifully decorated with genuine artefacts. There are millions sitting there, just in the furniture. Everything is so well maintained. And some of the rooms... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This palace, very famous attraction, but a little bit outside the usual Lisbon tourist routes, offers a glimpse into the life of Portuguese nobility and royals, with interesting exhibitions. Easily accessible by car and/or taxi.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

The National Palace is an interesting old palace located in Ajuda. I suppose this area would be the outskirts of town when the Palace was built, as nowadays it is a bland and a bit neglected suburb where there is nothing else to see, so you have to go to National Palace on purpose, despite of not being very far... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Interesting and worth a visit if you have some spare time. The furniture was lovely to look at, just a shame that the outside lacked beauty - a groomed garden would be nice!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

If you are visiting Belém section for sure you have on your list the Hieronymus monastery the Belém Tower and probably the Coaches Museum. I would advise you to add on the list the Ajuda Palace. Having the Coaches Museum on your back you’ll see a street going up, when you walk up you’ll reach the Palace almost on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

That's right, I rated Ajuda better than Sintra and my wife even agrees with me. While the architecture isn't like a fairytale castle, the interior furnishings were amazing. Tour at your own pace as there is plenty of room while viewing the exhibits. Admission price is neglible, free with LC card. Much easier to get to than it appears. I... More 

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Marnate, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Definitely a place to see, for it is both an architectural wonder per se and a great museum/art collection. I don't remember the price, but it was very cheap, at least for students. Prepare to spend around 2 hours, if you intend to visit it satisfactorily. It is a tad isolated from the centre of Belem: either walk uphill or... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

After tasting of Pastel de Belem,you can walk up the hill to reach Palacio National de Ajuda.You can use visit it for free with Lisboa card.There nice collection of old furniture,nice paintings,king's and queen's things of personal use.Believe,soon gardens there will be open again,as in January were still closed.

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