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“In the footsteps of kings” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tapada Nacional de Mafra

Tapada Nacional de Mafra
Ranked #3 of 14 things to do in Mafra
Certificate of Excellence
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Haugesund, Norway
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“In the footsteps of kings”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

We loved the landscape, the animals, the rattling mini train tip with a very warm and knowledgeable guide and the show of falconry. On the downside it was very tiresome to buy tickets with a rather pompous middle aged lady who "shrank" considerably when she experienced problems operating the place's pc. All in all good fun for big and small.

Visited July 2014
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Milan, Italy
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106 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Do not sleep there”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

While the Tapada is beautiful and there are lots of activities and all sorts of wild animals to be seen, the "house/hotel" is dirty, the rooms smell terrible, toilets are decadent. The smell from the carpets in the room prevented me from sleeping most of the night, the curtains and pillows need also to be washed. There are no trash bins in the picnic area. We paid 55 euros one night, far too expensive for such a dirty room.

Visited July 2014
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very good place for the family and friends”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

I liked very much, Very good place to visit with familiy and kids. Very sweet and calm. Good views and a lot of animals.

Visited May 2014
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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very nice walk with deer crossing the path”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

A very good way to spend an afternoon. You can see deer, birds, several kind of trees and plants and in the end the falconry with demonstrations.
Worth a visit, or several!

Visited November 2013
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Lisbon, Portugal
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61 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A typical forest with wild animals close by”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

If you like nature and to see some local animals, this is a good way to spend a morning or afternoon. You can combine this visit with a trip to Sobreiro to see the miniature village. In Tapada de Mafra you can do several activities, check their website. From the train tour to the more radical bike tours there's stuff for everyone. Be sure to take a lunch pack because there is no restaurant there, but there's lots of picnic tables, which is very nice too, as you can see the dears near by.

Visited August 2013
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