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Palacio Nacional de Mafra

Terreiro Dom Joao v, Mafra 2640-492, Portugal
+351 261 817 550
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  • Average4%
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Terreiro Dom Joao v, Mafra 2640-492, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We visited on Friday morning 11 o'clock place was empty. We got bus transfer to Mafra town from Lisbon 45 min it took us to get there from Campus de Grande in Lisbon. Bus has free WiFi and was very comfy. Castle is enormous size...More

Thank Daiva0214
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We've been in before Sintra visiting Palacio da Pena and it was disappointing. When we arrived in Mafra this was our compensation. Price very cheap, location great, easy to park, all rooms with good indications and friendly staff. Historic values well indicated and open rooms....More

Thank Ana M
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Mafra is a small city near Lisbon, the National Palace has an amazing library! Should be visited is another piece of history from Portugal. In front of the place has some coffee places. A local candy called "Fradinho" should be tasted as well. The visitor...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The church was open and free. Inside the very large church one finds six organs. Next door, we walked around free part of the palace. In the courtyard we found a guy with four owls and two falcons. He explained he gives talks at schools....More

Thank fuzzyfred
Reviewed 19 April 2017

A must visit if your near Mafra. The palace and convent is a piece of Portugals history. Mafra is near Ericeira and so, after visiting the palace and the village we went for lunch to Ericeira. Nice village by the sea.

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bishopmp3751
How much time should you allocate to visit the Palacio Nacional de Mafra to do it properly and see the Palace, Basilica, library and hospital. We are going to Portugal in September this year and would like to see as much as possible and have time on our side as we are retired. Any other suggestions on what else to see would be appreciated. Many thanks Mary Bishop
8 April 2015|
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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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