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Palace of the Marquises

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Peacefull place out of the city center

A small palace where we can feel the life of a noble portuguese family along the centuries. The... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Beautiful tiles

This palace is worth the visit for all those who like Portuguese tiles and nice gardens. Entrance... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
Luc D
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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 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.

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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

1  Thank Luc D
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.

Thank megroy
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Been to Lisbon a couple of times and always wanted to see this place. Finally got to see it before heading to my cruise. the tour of the villa is worth taking to see the tiles inside and on the top patio.

Thank tcakaren
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

I was lucky to arrive in the morning because there are only guided tours. The tours are every half hour from 10-12. Make sure you go in the morning. The palace is a bit of the beaten path but will worth it.

4  Thank Odyssey571510
Reviewed 22 May 2018

absolutely gorgeous palace. Beautiful gardens and azulejos. One of the nicest places in Lisboa. Chek the hours for visits inside. The transport to the palace is a bit dificult so we decided to take a taxi. from Chiado to the palace and it cost 9...More

3  Thank beatrizskv
Reviewed 11 May 2018

It's a splendid building (though happy that I am not to pay for its maintenance), lush gardens with a pond with fish and turtles. One can relax here, walk around a bit, but the guided tours are in the mornings only. Pity, we would have...More

Thank Coen1966
Reviewed 8 May 2018

While not as oppulent as some of the Loir Valley chateaus, the palace (which is still lived in by the Marquises' family) and its gardens (which are under restoration) are unique and beatiful in their tattered condition. Worth the trip and the take the tour...More

1  Thank 2100Dogtraveler
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Really nice place to walk around and take pictures. The garden and the palace are quite impressive:) the visit of the inside is interesting but wouldn’t recommend it for small children

1  Thank Daphné M
Reviewed 5 April 2018

it is possible to visit either a Palácio or gardens or both. Palácio only with the guide, the place is still inhabited. Interessting azulejos accompanied by the stories. Beautiful gardens

Thank D M
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15 June 2018|
Response from Odyssey571510 | 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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