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Tapada Nacional de Mafra, Mafra

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  • Employees without a Chief that they coordinate, without changing mat, 45 minutes waiting to buy a ticket (10 people ahead), people uncomfortable with disorganization and bored with delays in the train. It's best to buy tickets online for the activities (train, tram, buggy ... etc) whereas vacancies until next day. all a bit inflated. The forest is abandoned, garbage, rubble-filled, made the long way and didn't come or a bug, just a few butterflies that want to land on my daughter. I think the animals are closed of course those who are free are shy. For those who come by train may have the opportunity to see animals closed Jurassic Park style. I'm sad because I could be something fantastic, I didn't want to be the typical "just says. See if it has already been a valued Park because I'm just put the tip of the iceberg of what I witnessed. At present only worth the name--who runs this park falls short of that noble position, should rethink in depth what goes wrong at present for the future TM is a cause for national pride.
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  • They're good at charging you 6€ for 20 minutes of archery practice but when you get on site, the "instructor" tells you you have to wait but doesn't say for how long. Probably more than 45 minutes. Ou...  more »
  • This is, for me, and against the majority of the reviews here on Tripadvisor, a place absolutely avoid. First because it's paid for and getting paid, there is no any kind of return investment in space itself. Second because there is a note of 4 euros just for hiking routes and this option is not mentioned (only including activities)-Fortunately, after insistence, we got the first option. Line up to buy tickets, a small initial questionnaire without any use (other than to keep our contacts if you lose), support material to circulate in the park without any usefulness-the map has no scale, is like a drawing of children and do not correspond to reality. The bathroom didn't have nothing here, is cold, no paper, is full of moisture and smells that resents as my great-grandmother. After we left the bathroom and the cafeteria is composed only by machines where drinks cost between 1 euro and 1.30 and breakfast in plastic cup 0.70 cents (values similar to petrol stations). Then begins the whole debacle: junk, junk and more junk, there is no maintenance of space (by granting users also may not be very careful). However, from the beginning to the end of the road lost count the amount of industrial waste that saw remains of marble, floor of kitchen and bathroom, plastering, industrial sewer manholes, garbage burned in clearings and left there. Is a place absolutely awful and terrible for those who like nature, may I confess that I'm still in shock. It is still possible to see that there is very little care to do minimal maintenance, there are fallen trees everywhere, cut branches and left there for many months, the romantic garden looks like it was abandoned (here, above, you can see deer in the fence, only bright spot). Both routes are huge and in certain points of moderate difficulty (very much up and the roads are damaged by the rains), something which is not mentioned at the beginning, and along the way you can't predict how many km till the end-it took me over 3 hours with stops to make the course longer and in the end I chose to cut for shorter because it seemed to me that I couldn't get to 6:00 pm , closing the space. Be very careful over the routes is also very important because there are high-risk areas if we're not attentive-there is even a stretch of road that collapsed because of a handle and there is literally a hole in the ground. There are still many spaces, including the lime kiln, which does not have any protection from the falls which take children never lose-there are, in fact, real dangers if we put in place from the kids. To see animals-and this is the only point I can understand-it's not easy, it also helps if you're in the morning because it seems to me that the sighting is easier in that period, whether in relationship to birds of prey relative to wild boars (seen many tracks old already but some fresher as well as droppings that seemed anything but recent boars , just couldn't see where move). The deer are found at the end of the course and live easily with people, so it is almost certain to get a Visual-now, in April, I could see a male and two females. You can also view this time, amphibians in the charca, are in period of mating and the distance will certainly hear with clarity their calls. The observation point created to the effect you can see in the distance the amphibians but respectful approach to the same is possible-I was able to see an attempt to even mating. I would add the fact that I find repulsive that in nature there might be a show with birds of prey, with birds trapped by paw by Twine. Of course I haven't watched, thankfully, the show but outside the place where they are and it is really sad that a place with the title of national covered created by Kings has not at present even nothing Real-quite the contrary. In short: the worst nature sites I've visited-without maintenance, without love, without any care, well paid but no return of investment in nature, entulheiras location of industrial waste, blessed animals live here. Please withdraw the certificate of excellence Board of the box office, is an affront.
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  • It's awful. I like walking and hiking but Tapada Nacional de Mafra is almost shameful. The so called "trail" is not really a footpath, but the paths that were created for the service cars of the staff and you don't really get to see the animals in there natural habitat because they are conditioned to strategic places for you to see and more than used to human presence. Only go there if you wish to walk for hours in the sun, in the most uninteresting trails only to see some domesticated deers and boars close to the end of the circuit. Utterly bad.
  • Nice park 30 minutes from Lisbon with a few hiking trail options. We took the shortest one (1 hr walk) but actually managed to see some deer and small wild boar. The admission fee includes 2 activities which that day was a talk on apiculture (beekeeping) and a display of predator birds (hawks, owls, etc)
  • Natural park with protected species, can be seen some birds, deer and fallow deer and other
  • Great Park, super views, a bit More places to sit for Breaks Would be good, and also there Are Not all signs in english.
  • Great views. You can feel the nature