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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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  • Convent, Basilica and integrated National Palace in the garden and neighbouring the Tapada de Mafra are an attraction for those who like history, culture and nature.
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  • Is one of the most famous monuments of Portugal. Consists of three wings: Convent, Palace and military zone, this no visitable. The convent is impressive and the Palace is huge, especially the impressive library of 35,000 copies of old, unique in the world, where valuable works are prohibited by the Inquisition (Alchemy, astrology, esotericism) and the first copy of the Koran from the 16TH century. The infirmary is curious. On the first Sunday of the month there is at 16:00 concert with six bodies simultaneously. Visit the terraces and chimes. The ideal is to make a tour where are described the details.
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  • Beautiful Palace with large rooms, see if you are passing through this city, you can continue the visit by a beautiful garden
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