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Mafra National Palace, Portugal

From series “The Most Elegant Buildings of Baroque Architecture”
Year: 1730.

Mafra National Palace isn’t another architectural sightseeing in Baroque, it is the biggest and the most beautiful King’s Palace in Portugal. The palace was built within 13 years and was finished in 1730. Originally this building was quite complex from the architectural point of view. There was an active monastery with monks in residence, a church and some other buildings. A lot of houses were saved, in comparison with the palace they look quite small.

Mafra National Palace, Portugal The interesting feature of the palace is the largest collection of bells. You can hear them at a distance of 20 kilometres. At the end of the 19thcentury, the huge reconstruction has finished. After this, the palace became the monument of the nationally significant. In the palace, you can see a great collection of ancient items and art pieces. Also, you will see wonderful sculptures and pictures. The real pearl of the royal residence is a library.

There you can find old tomes that are written on the golden pages. The collection of the oldest world books is also placed there. Nowadays the marvellous royal residence is used for solemn events. The museum was opened there in 1910 and is still avaliable for tourists and locals. During the excursion, you can see the whole palace, visit an old French abbey, peek into the nooks. Next - Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Multibanco ATM' located in 0.49 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Sintratur-aluguer De Trens Lda' is located in 15 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Galp' in 0.53 km
Supermarket: 'LIDL' in 0.54 km
Parking: 'Parque De Estacionamento' in 0.2 km
Apotheek: 'Farmácia Rolim (Mafra)' in 0.04 km
Police station: 'GNR - Posto Territorial de Mafra' in 0.56 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Pastelaria & Padaria Basilica' in 0.04 km
Railway station: 'Mafra' in 5.41 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Portela Airport LIS - in 25 km
 »  Coimbra Airport CBP - in 154 km
 »  Portimao Airport PRM - in 208 km
 »  Covilha Airport COV - in 216 km
 »  Talavera La Real Airport BJZ - in 217 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Mafra National Palace

Hotel Castelao

Located in 0 km from Mafra National Palace
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Rooms: 24
The rooms of Hotel Castelao all come with LCD TV, telephone and minibar. Room service is also available. The private bathroom comes with a bathtub. … More: photo, rates and booking
Vale Maciel

Located in 1 km from Mafra National Palace
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Rooms: 4
Each unit is individually decorated and they all have private bathroom facilities. The property has common lounges and shared kitchen facilities … More: photo, rates and booking
Alojamento Ribeira d' Ilhas

Located in 4 km from Mafra National Palace
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Rooms: 1
This air-conditioned suite offers one large double bed and one sofa bed. It is equipped with desk and wardrobe. The bathroom features free … More: photo, rates and booking
Casa Shanti

Located in 5 km from Mafra National Palace
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Rooms: 5
All accommodations are heated and some have shared bathroom facilities. All units have access to a fully equipped kitchen and a quaint living room … More: photo, rates and booking

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Palacio Nacional da Pena
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House Garden in Lisbon
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You can see amazing green houses in big cities. An excellent example is a residence in Lisbon. Experts from Rebelo de Andrade studios have created this amazing building. Its facade is decorated with 4 500 plants of more than twenty different species. Authors of the …
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Elevador de Santa Justa
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Top destination around Mafra National Palace - Cascais

The city has ideal conditions created for those who like to spend time outdoors. The choice of parks here is simply wide. One of the most beautiful and most visited is the Marechal Carmona Park. It is ideal for a vacation with children. In this park, there are a lot of trees and a lot of spacious green lawns where you can play active games or just get a tan on a soft grass. There is also a very beautiful pond in the park in which fish and ducks live, while peacocks walk along the park’s territory, and are also very popular among children. On the territory of the park, there is an exceptional museum and a cozy cafe.

Another attractive feature of Cascais is the picturesque beaches. The Tamariz Beach enjoys great popularity among holidaymakers with children. This sandy beach is gentle and shallow. It is covered with soft light sand. Even babies can swim in its clean, clear water. Adults are sure to be pleased with the presence of beach umbrellas that shield from the sun and sun loungers. In the immediate vicinity of the beach, there are several remarkable historical sites, so you can always add relaxation on the coast to fascinating walks.
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