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Palace of the Marquises

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“tile work”(5 reviews)
Seventeenth Century Palace placed in an ancient Quinta de Recreio (recreation farm) which includes a formal garden, an informal garden and woods. The exterior and interiors of the Palace are decorated with the largest and best collection of...more
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Largo Sao Domingos de Benfica 1 | Fronteira Palace, Lisbon 1500-554, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a bit difficult to find it or get there, but boy does it worth it (even if you go in the middle of the winter like I did)! The tiles (the largest collection to date in its original place), the rooms, the gardens... everything...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank 83Alex_Sk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The most beautiful place in Lisbon I have visited! Away from the masses, with an enchanting atmosphere. The stunning garden is decorated with beautiful (and sometimes funny!) azulejos, which are a pleasure to study. Be sure to join a tour of the interior, as you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 December 2018

We attended a music conference, two days of which were held in this lovely historic palace (still home to the family which built it). I have a kind of split decision on my review, one which pertains to the place itself and the other as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Take a nice walk in this palace garden and enjoy. Such nice colors! You can take an Uber easily to get there.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Took a 20 euro taxi ride to be greeted by a gentleman who advised us that the palace was closed for a wedding. The palace is far out of the way from all other attractions so be sure to confirm before going. From the outside...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank DoingOurPart
Reviewed 18 October 2018

This is one of the places in Lisbon to see some really good blue and white tiles. The palace is only open in the morning with half hourly guided tours. It is well worth fitting in a morning visit to see the palace. The gardens...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

We decided we only had time to look around the gardens and these were the main reason for our visit. The gardens are stunning and the tile work is very impressive. The colours of the blue and white tiles, red house, and green shrubbery is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank BlarghBlargh
Reviewed 13 August 2018

A small palace where we can feel the life of a noble portuguese family along the centuries. The country house turned into a palace after the tragic destruction of the city center in the XVII century. The explanations in English, french and Portuguese were helpfull.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

This palace is worth the visit for all those who like Portuguese tiles and nice gardens. Entrance to the garden and a guided visit of the palace costs € 9. You should visit the inside of the palace because there are a lot of impressive...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank lucd166
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

This house is quite difficult to get to, and sadly the interior is not open in the afternoon. The garden is pretty but not very large. Probably best to go if you are doing the inside as well.

Date of experience: July 2018
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15 June 2018|
Response from Susan L | Reviewed this property |
The guided tour is about 40 minutes and then you can visit the gardens for as long as you want. The gardens aren't that big so figure between and hour to an hour and a half. My tour started about 10 minutes late and took a... More
3 September 2017|
Response from palaciofronteira | Property representative |
Thank you for your contact. The Palace is open on mondays. In the morning it is possible to combine tours of the interior with visit to the gardens. Welcome!
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17 April 2017|
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Response from palaciofronteira | Property representative |
Opening hours Closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Palace: The interior of the palace is only open to visitors in the morning. All visits to the interior of the Palace are guided tours. June-September: Monday-Saturday... More
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