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Palace of the Marquises

Largo Sao Domingos de Benfica 1 | Fronteira Palace, Lisbon 1500-554, Portugal
+351 21 778 4599
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Hermoso lugar

absolutely gorgeous palace. Beautiful gardens and azulejos. One of the nicest places in Lisboa... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
beatrizskv
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Jerusalem, Israel
Snooping around in the mornings only

It's a splendid building (though happy that I am not to pay for its maintenance), lush gardens with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Coen1966
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Laren, The Netherlands
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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 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.
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Largo Sao Domingos de Benfica 1 | Fronteira Palace, Lisbon 1500-554, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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

Thank D M
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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...More

3  Thank Helde2014
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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...More

3  Thank gtrot
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful palace with elaborate gardens. Unfortunately, much of the gardens were closed for renovations. Interior of the palace was well preserved and restored. Period furniture was in great condition. Tiles were really well designed and installed.

1  Thank capec0dtraveler
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

A peaceful garden with large pond. 17th century tiles and art. 18th century paintings and ceilings. Take metro to jardim zoologica exit to zoo follow green line from zoo to palace. Aim to get to palace for 10. Walk gardens then get tpur of rooms...More

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roxy1947
4 September 2017|
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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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gidikoren
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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16 March 2017|
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Thank you for your message. The answer is Yes. There is a fee parking lot in front of the Palace. Welcome!
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