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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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  • definitely one visit value. I like to visit castles and have found some surprises (decor/design).
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  • I'm going to start with the end, back to Sintra the impressive silhouette of this building drew impressive, as much as us alejáramos seemed that its dimensions did not change. Luckily the day visited him had a trial of a coral, it was summer and is appreciated the freshness of its walls and the pleasant sound of a voices rather than harmonious. It is worth approaching to Mafra to enjoy this building that was born to compete with El Escorial, although this end not clear to me at all.
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  • It is certainly a place to visit in Mafra. The imposing convent stands out in the city centre. Inside, the magnificent Basilica is nothing more indifferent to the visit, with its majestic Dome, paintings and six organs. Next to the Palace, the garden of the siege, is also an attractive place for a stroll. In the monastery there are also displays of falconry. However, it would be interesting to have a broader time library because it limits your visit.
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