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“Beautiful palace”

Palace of the Marquises
Ranked #58 of 485 things to do in Lisbon
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 Portuguese seventeenth-century "azulejos" (decorative tiles) still in their original location known today. The gardens are decorated with fountains, statues and other constructions from the seventeenth century, which are refreshing and make the walk through the premises a continuous delight. Although this is an inhabited Palace still today, visitors are welcome to take guided tours of the inside and enjoy visiting some of the most beautiful rooms, the Library, the terrace with "azulejo" panels representing the Liberal Arts, and the Chapel. The fact that this is an inhabited living space is part of its very special atmosphere. Visitors can enjoy a souvenir shop managed by the Association of the Friends of the Fronteira Palace.
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

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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

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Reviewed 13 December 2017

We visited Palace of the Marquises to admire the beautiful gardens for an entry fee of 4 euros. Its worthy for visit just be aware that is not very close to the other touristic attractions of Lisbon and has limited working hours.

1  Thank Magdalena I
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

The place is isolated and not accessible to most people. Best way is go to Sete Rios train station and from there there is bus 770 - Circulacao B Calhau - Serafina. The bus hours is also very limited so it is best to come in the morning!

There is a church after this palace that you can also have a look.
Entrance fee.
Closed on Portugal holidays.
It can be walking distance from the Lisbon Zoo but is a bit tiring. Not recommended if you are with old people or children. You will pass by this bridge to cross the highway and it will lead you to a small and walled neighborhood and then you will see this palace.

There is only one bus that goes to this place and it is not available on Sunday and holidays. Saturday it is upto 1pm only.

It is worth a visit but really, not commuter friendly!

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Reviewed 1 December 2017

The palace has short opening hours (closes at 13:00 on Saturday) so it is a good idea to phone and check if you can book on a tour for the inside at 11 or 12 only. The inside has magnificent tiled panels showing the war for independence from Spain. We wouldn't usually take a guide but this was worthwhile (gardens,house and guided tour 9Euros). The tour is of the original rooms of the hunting lodge - about 4 hours horse ride from Chiado. The upper terrace and chapel accessed only from the house has tiled panels too dating post-independence.
The gardens have a large pool best viewed from the top of the steps there are many golden carp and 2 black swans. There are beds of iris and bergenia (dormant of course in November). The rose bushes need a good prune or possibly renewal. There is also a modern section to the garden which has lots of bright coloured object, because time was short we could not investigate. The gardens will be much more screened from the suburbs as the trees gain height but there is not much traffic in the location. Probably good to combine with the zoo. See Peacock69 for how to get here, we walked through from other metro exit and needed Google maps, so we found plenty of small places to eat on the way back. (Palace has toilets but no cafe)

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