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Ajuda National Palace

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Address: Largo da Ajuda, Lisbon 1300-018, Portugal
Phone Number:
+351 21 363 7095
10:00 - 17:30
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Thu - Tue 10:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

This is a collection of decorative arts including furniture, tapestries and...

This is a collection of decorative arts including furniture, tapestries and statues in an unfinished palace.

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Everything you could want in a palace

What a fantastically decadent place. Amazing colours and furnishings. Splendidly over the top. It's quiet (a bit of a hike up the hill from Belém) with amazing views and informed... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dorset, United Kingdom
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a fantastically decadent place. Amazing colours and furnishings. Splendidly over the top. It's quiet (a bit of a hike up the hill from Belém) with amazing views and informed and friendly staff. Well worth the €5 entry fee.

Thank E3037ENelizabethh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ajuda National Palace, former royal palace and national monument, is now a magnificent museum and the only palace in Lisbon that still reliably conserves the layout and decoration of the rooms to the taste of the 20th century, namely the chambers of the monarchs and the throne room. Situated on top of Ajuda Hill, with a breathtaking view over the... More 

Thank PMAL
Carterton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Get there early to avoid the queue. A large spacious building and worth visiting if this is your thing.

Thank GordonPhillips
London, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Palace sits atop the Ajuga Hill in that same neighbourhood and is a steep climb from Belem. But it more than rewards your walking efforts or taking the Tram 25. From the outside it's impressive - huge, plain and stately with terrific views of the Avril 25 bridge. But the inside is wondrous, chocker-block fill of the most amazing... More 

Thank Gakeitse
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting interiors, which can be accessed for free if you have a Lisboa card. I understand that this palace had a lot of importance and has been used quite a bit for official purposes in the not too distant past.

Thank docboy
Halden, Norway
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Its a must destinations for tourists i think. We went as a group of around 100 students and it was just amazing! The architecture, park, all the paintings, the statues outside, everything was very fancy and royal. It is not a typical royal palace u might visit, its a really beautiful place with all the paintings from different ages and... More 

Thank salomea47
New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On my seventh trip to Lisbon, I finally got to the Ajuda National Palace and it was the biggest surprise of my whole trip. We took the bus up to just around the corner. After a day of waiting in line with large tourist crowds, we weren't even sure that this was the right place. It felt like nobody was... More 

1 Thank Camundongo
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We really love royal history, that's why The Ajuda National Palace was a must-see attraction for us. The palace has many beautiful, luxurious rooms, paintings, furniture, dishes! Walking through the palace and looking around felt as if we were brought to the royal times! There were very few people in the palace, which made the visit even more enjoyable! We... More 

1 Thank Serge M
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

A beautiful palace to visit with lots of furnished rooms and a even though it is undergoing a renovation, there's plenty to see and get a good feeling of last monarchs of Portugal. AND go to the Museu dos Coches nearby (25 min walk)

1 Thank flaviostahl
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 536 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

What an absolute prime location, overlooking the cityscape of Lisbon and over the Tegus and towns beyond, very nice. I was down at the Vasco de Gama monument and saw this beautiful building perched up on the hill, just jumped out up there, very impressive looking.

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