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Ajuda National Palace

Opens in 8 min: 10:00 - 17:30
Open today: 10:00 - 17:30
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This is a collection of decorative arts including furniture, tapestries and statues in an unfinished palace.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Largo da Ajuda | O acesso e meio dificil., Lisbon 1300-018, Portugal
+351 21 363 7095
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 July 2017

You will not spend a better 5 euros anywhere. The palace although impressive outside does not do justice to the splendour you see inside. I simply loved the inside, All the rooms are impressive but my favourites are the throne room and the banqueting hall....More

4  Thank IAN D
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 12 February 2013

We went to the website to plan our visit and check the best way of getting there. We took a 45 minute bus ride across town from the tile museum only to find that the palace is closed during February for maintenance. I've since gone...More

4  Thank profecto
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This wonderful palace is included in the Lisboa Card, therefore, although a bit of a drive, we went here and loved it. We were almost by ourselves. It's nice to get away from the touristy monastery or the Torre de Belem. The inside of the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful palace. Not busy so we spent 80 min wandering leisurely thru every room. Stunning dining hall as well as the throne room. Would recommend everyone to visit.

Thank Philip S
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

A very underrated monument from Lisbon with lots of art in it. It's the only Royal Palace that looks just like one in the city and was the official residence of the Kings in the XIX/XX Century. Worth visiting every corner just don't look at...More

1  Thank TitoT416
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Such a beautiful place to visit, the workmanship is amazing. It was hot when we were there but it was well worth the wait.

Thank j0anne20
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This really is a must-do on your visit to Lisbon, a very impressive and imposing structure with a fascinating history. But you probably won't spend very long here.

Thank Greeners43
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

The Ajuda Palace was refreshingly calm and uncrowded compared to all the major tourist spots in town. The rooms and exhibits are beautiful! Each room also has laminated guide sheets in many different languages explaining the use of each space, some historical anecdotes, photos from...More

2  Thank Allyson H
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

This really is a hidden gem. It doesn't look like much from the outside but it's beautiful inside and very well presented. There was hardly anyone visiting, which meant being able to go through the palace with ease. I don't understand how no one seems...More

Thank Naz H
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Instead of standing in line at Jeronimo Monastery for 2-3 hours just to buy a ticket, go to Ajuda Palace instead. There is no wait and the palace is beautiful. It was the last Portuguese monarch’s home. Very well appointed and no crowds!

1  Thank Valued_Opinion
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

It’s beautiful palace worth your visit, very quiet which makes it easier to enjoy every part of it without crowds

Thank Taybaalsh
Reviewed 4 August 2018

This place deserves the top reviews and is well worth seeking out. Much quieter and cheaper than other historic sights in Lisbon, it cost 10 euros for a family of 4. Very much furnished in an exuberant and glitzy style, it is a bit like...More

1  Thank Simon L
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11 January 2018|
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Response from Helder S | Reviewed this property |
Hello Deepalidas! There are several options for your question. We consider palaces and castles in a separated way, and we consider the region of Lisbon as a whole wich might joint several places where you could see those... More