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Palace of the Marquises

Largo Sao Domingos de Benfica 1 | Fronteira Palace, Lisbon 1500-554, Portugal
+351 21 778 4599
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Pretty house and garden

This house is quite difficult to get to, and sadly the interior is not open in the afternoon. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
megroy
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Worth the time

Been to Lisbon a couple of times and always wanted to see this place. Finally got to see it before... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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.
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Largo Sao Domingos de Benfica 1 | Fronteira Palace, Lisbon 1500-554, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This house is quite difficult to get to, and sadly the interior is not open in the afternoon. The garden is pretty but not very large. Probably best to go if you are doing the inside as well.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been to Lisbon a couple of times and always wanted to see this place. Finally got to see it before heading to my cruise. the tour of the villa is worth taking to see the tiles inside and on the top patio.

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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

I was lucky to arrive in the morning because there are only guided tours. The tours are every half hour from 10-12. Make sure you go in the morning. The palace is a bit of the beaten path but will worth it.

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

absolutely gorgeous palace. Beautiful gardens and azulejos. One of the nicest places in Lisboa. Chek the hours for visits inside. The transport to the palace is a bit dificult so we decided to take a taxi. from Chiado to the palace and it cost 9...More

3  Thank beatrizskv
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

It's a splendid building (though happy that I am not to pay for its maintenance), lush gardens with a pond with fish and turtles. One can relax here, walk around a bit, but the guided tours are in the mornings only. Pity, we would have...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

While not as oppulent as some of the Loir Valley chateaus, the palace (which is still lived in by the Marquises' family) and its gardens (which are under restoration) are unique and beatiful in their tattered condition. Worth the trip and the take the tour...More

1  Thank 2100Dogtraveler
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Really nice place to walk around and take pictures. The garden and the palace are quite impressive:) the visit of the inside is interesting but wouldn’t recommend it for small children

1  Thank Daphné M
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

it is possible to visit either a Palácio or gardens or both. Palácio only with the guide, the place is still inhabited. Interessting azulejos accompanied by the stories. Beautiful gardens

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Reviewed 13 December 2017

We visited Palace of the Marquises to admire the beautiful gardens for an entry fee of 4 euros. Its worthy for visit just be aware that is not very close to the other touristic attractions of Lisbon and has limited working hours.

1  Thank Magdalena I
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

The place is isolated and not accessible to most people. Best way is go to Sete Rios train station and from there there is bus 770 - Circulacao B Calhau - Serafina. The bus hours is also very limited so it is best to come...More

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Lena S
15 June 2018|
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The guided tour is about 40 minutes and then you can visit the gardens for as long as you want. The gardens aren't that big so figure between and hour to an hour and a half. My tour started about 10 minutes late and took a... More
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roxy1947
4 September 2017|
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Response from palaciofronteira | Property representative |
Thank you for your contact. The Palace is open on mondays. In the morning it is possible to combine tours of the interior with visit to the gardens. Welcome!
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gidikoren
17 April 2017|
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Response from palaciofronteira | Property representative |
Opening hours Closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Palace: The interior of the palace is only open to visitors in the morning. All visits to the interior of the Palace are guided tours. June-September: Monday-Saturday... More
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