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Palacio Nacional de Mafra

Terreiro Dom Joao v, Mafra 2640-492, Portugal
+351 261 817 550
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US$ 91.29*
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Full-Day Mafra and Ericeira Private Tour from Lisbon
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Mafra and Ericeira Private Day Trip from Lisbon
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US$ 201.55*
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Private Tour: Palaces of Portugal with Ericeira
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This palace and church/cathedral is about 75km from Lisboa and offers spectacular sights. It's huge! Not like Versailles in France, but I did think of it though. The church is for free (there was a wedding when we were there) and the museum next door...More

Thank Christophe W
Reviewed 1 week ago

In addition to the library (which does use the bats to control creatures that could damage the old volumes) the game room has enormous animal racks/horns/furniture. It was sobering to think of the size of the animals that the horns came from. The infirmary was...More

Thank DodoDidi
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is one of the greatest monuments in Portugal, You can visit the abbey for free, but it definitely worth pay for a tour inside. You will have a real glimpse of the golden age of Portugal's history.

Thank Daniel E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit the little town of Mafra for a very interesting visit to the enormous Palace/Monastery. The scale is mind-blowing. Follow the route round and you will see architecture, furnishings, painting. But for me, the most interesting was the old Infirmary.

Thank Dianne7342
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The palace is magnificent and definitely worth a visit. We visited it on a day they also had actors reenact lots of the related history. As a result some extra parts were open and we got to see a lot more. It was actually aimed...More

1  Thank Dirk M
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We were driving from Obidos to Evora and saw signs for the Palace in Mafra. I am very happy we took the exit off of the highway and went there. The palace is huge. It was a Sunday moring, so, the church in the middle...More

Thank lobbmcfarloand
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

This place is huge, and there's a lot to see. Make sure you make it to the library which has a lot of amazing old books.

Thank Barry F
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Located in the heart of Mafra, this Palace carry`s an historical magnitude that is almost unique to itself, from the share size of the Palace, to the attention to detail in each of the rooms inside, together with very nice outside areas, in the roof...More

Thank Pedro Miguel M
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Easily accessible off the N116 roadway, from the roundabout you can see the bleached chalky spires of the bell towers of this imposing palace reaching high in the sky. There is a graceful presence to this national treasure. The cathedral area of the Palacio is...More

Thank MC M
Reviewed 15 May 2017

I've been to lots of castles and palaces, and overall this one is just so-so, but I give it 4 stars for the library. That is what is worthwhile about this place. Too bad they only let you walk in a little bit. Would be...More

Thank tb911
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8 April 2015|
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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