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“open 11-13h”

Palace of the Marquises
Ranked #89 of 435 things to do in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Seventeenth Century Palace placed in an ancient Quinta de Recreio (recreation farm) which includes a formal garden, an informal garden and woods. The exterior and interiors of the Palace are decorated with the largest and best collection of Portuguese seventeenth-century "azulejos" (decorative tiles) still in their original location known today. The gardens are decorated with fountains, statues and other constructions from the seventeenth century, which are refreshing and make the walk through the premises a continuous delight. Although this is an inhabited Palace still today, visitors are welcome to take guided tours of the inside and enjoy visiting some of the most beautiful rooms, the Library, the terrace with "azulejo" panels representing the Liberal Arts, and the Chapel. The fact that this is an inhabited living space is part of its very special atmosphere. Visitors can enjoy a souvenir shop managed by the Association of the Friends of the Fronteira Palace.
Reviewed 28 October 2012

To get there from the Jardim Zoologica MTR Station take bus 770 or walk the road parallel to the railroad for 15 minutes until you see the blue and white pedestrian bridge to cross the the railroad.

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Reviewed 20 October 2012 via mobile

The #770 bus in front of Jardim Zoologica goes to the front door of this palace. The bus only runs every half hour. You're only allowed in the palace via guided tours and, in Oct, only 2 tours given daily so time your transport well. Tickets is €7.50 for inside the palace, €3 for just the gardens. Go inside! Our guide is very knowledgeable & spoke great English. Inside has lots of azulejos, paintings, and Rococo styled ceilings. A good stop away from the bustle of central Lisbon.

7  Thank Hydien
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Reviewed 30 September 2012

Don't miss this private palace, belonging tho the Marquis of Fronteira e Alorna, and it's gardens. Nowadays a Foundation named Fundação das Casa de Fronteira e Alorna, this institution provides to the Portuguese and foreigners who visit us, unique cultural opportunities. Not ot miss.

1  Thank mach4Lisboa
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Reviewed 19 September 2012

It is a bit hard to get to the Palacio Fronteira. We took a taxi and it looked like it was out of town. Luckily there is a bus to go back to downtown and there is one bus once an hour, stopping in front fo the palace.

The palace itself was beautiful. However they do not allow any photography at all in the palace. I enjoyed seeing the azulejos in the Battle Hall.

The gardens were spectacular. There were many azulejos there and many classical statues. The Gallery of Kings has statues of the different kings of Portugal. There was a large pool and they had two black swans swimming there. Apparently they are pets of the current Marques. The gardens are formal and need a lot of maintenance. There are several fountains and it is fun just looking around the garden.

5  Thank BennyMalaga
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Reviewed 29 August 2012

Make this a priority on a trip to Lisbon. Although the Palacio is well photographed it is hard to imagine the tile details and drama of this amazing place.

1  Thank Diane J
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