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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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  • It is worth visiting the convent, the Palace, not forgetting the wonderful library. Have available and camoinhe for each corner, making this journey into the past.
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  • The Mafra National Palace is huge! Has 41mil m2 with an amazing library and a lot of history about Dom João V is the greatest monument of Portugal. Is very worthwhile and is close to Lisbon.
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  • When one considers that the original plan as a monastery for a dozen monks was intended, then the result today for bezichtigende pure Gigantism is. Hundreds of thousands of square meters, staircases without end and endless corridors. The single rooms are equipped with original furniture. The most interesting rooms are but the pharmacy, the hospital, the dormitory of the monks and the kitchen.
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