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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  • Huge palacio-monasterio built in 1717 as a result of real promise. The length of the corridors of the Palace is incredible, one of hundreds of meters. In fact the building added 40,000 square meters. The best: the library and the enfermeria-hospital.
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  • Impressive and majestic. See it and enter without a doubt is worth. All rooms are equipped with what corresponded to the time and is in perfect condition, is so great that it seems not just. The unique hits, by putting some, is the library, which although it is true that it's beautiful but you can not come down, then no allows you to go to see all the books well and is the only room that you can not approach you to see everything in detail. In summary, visit. Read also was built as a promise to a woman, a curious fact.
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  • The Mafra National Palace is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful palaces in Portugal. In addition to the Palace, has an imposing Basilica, very beautiful gardens in the back, cloisters, and includes a library of the oldest and most beautiful in the country. All very nice.
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