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Palacio Nacional de Mafra, Mafra

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Considered one of the most stunning Baroque structures in the region, Palacio Nacional de Mafra was built as a second home for the royal family. Picked for its proximity to fruitful hunting grounds, this palace was designed by German architect Joao Frederico Ludovice in the 18th century for King John V. View the palace's famous facade, visit the site's historical convent, and walk through its basilica, which acts as a central axis for the entire complex and contains six historical pipe organs and 92 bells. As you tour this elaborate structure, note its spectacular library, which holds about 40,000 rare books, some dating back hundreds of years. Our Mafra trip itinerary planner makes visiting Palacio Nacional de Mafra and other Mafra attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The least you could expect in a small town on the outskirts of Europe such a grandiose structure. It's just a giant! Could all these 800 rooms could someone fill? Particularly impressive "hunting Hall" are furnished from the horns and hides and incredible sizes library, leaving far behind even the Vatican.
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  • The trip to Mafra is well worth it to get to know not only the palace and its history but also the surrounding area, which is breathtaking. The palace itself if worth a long visit, but the same applie...  more »
  • It is worth visiting illustrious monument. Ticket price to EUR 3 adult when in family. Worth the euros spent.
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  • The Mafra Palace is enormous in size and throughout the various corridors and chambers, visitors a can find info boards with very interesting historical facts. Especially the library is very impressive. Worth a visit! Good to know: free entry every first Sunday of the month
  • Very nice and huge palace! Deffinetly worth to visit!
  • Very big place. Make sure you check out the library and ask for the story about the bats!
  • Such art! Much Barroco! Nice done D.João V-chan.
  • I visited last week. Great experience. Definitely worth it. It takes a couple of hours to view the entire place, it is stunning! Huge, magnificent, full of history . Bus from Lisbon Campo Grande stops at the door of the Palace.