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. Plan to see Palacio Nacional de Mafra and other attractions that appeal to you using our Mafra driving holiday tool .
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  • Basilica and impressive Palace. Beautiful marble rose covering the walls of the Basilica. The Palace is austere but very interesting to visit, the highlight of a visit is the beautiful library. Not to be missed. €6 for adults and free for children under 13 years of age.
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  • If you go to Mafra is to visit. A grandiose Basilica and gorgeous statues! Two for the Palace and its fabulous library
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  • One of the most charismatic monuments of Portugal by your architectural beauty and dimensions, not forgetting the connection to your Army
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