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  • Address: Terreiro Dom João V, Mafra 2640, Portugal
  • Hours: Daily 9am-6pm
  • Admission: General Admission €6, Basilica only €2

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Mafra National Palace Tours

The Mafra National Palace, which once served as a Franciscan monastery, was one of the largest buildings in Europe when it was built in the 18th century. In 1717, King João V built the palace to celebrate the birth of his daughter. Its Baroque and neoclassical architecture draws from both German and Italian influences. The massive complex in total covers nearly 38,000 square meters, with around 1,200 rooms. The facade of the palace alone is 220 meters long. Visitors will find the structure divided into four areas today: the palace, the convent, the basilica, and the library.  

The marble and dark wooded library holds a collection of over 35,000 leather-bound books from the 14th to the 19th century. The basilica is another marvel, with eleven chapels, six organs, and one of the largest domes in the world. The Royal Apartments are divided into king and queen’s chambers, each with rooms ornately decorated with period furniture and artwork. At the edge of it all lies dense forest that once served as royal hunting grounds.

Practical Info

Mafra National Palace sits 28 kilometers outside of Lisbon. Buses bound for Mafra depart from Ericeira, Sintra, and Lisbon’s Campo Grande station. The admission cost is €6, or €2 for the basilica alone. The palace is open from 9 am to 6 pm, with the library open from 9:30 am to 4 pm. It is closed on Tuesdays.

Tours & Tickets

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Private Mafra National Palace and Ericeira in One Day from Lisbon, Lisbon, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Mafra National Palace and Ericeira in One Day from Lisbon

Leave Lisbon behind and discover areas northwest of the city, off the beaten tourist path, with your guide. This tour will take you to the Palácio ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $384.93
Royal Private Tour of Palaces in Mafra Sintra and Queluz from Lisbon, Lisbon, Private Sightseeing ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Royal Private Tour of Palaces in Mafra Sintra and Queluz from Lisbon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Tour like a Royal ! Visit up to 3 palaces in a single day on this private royal tour departing from Lisbon. Drive through gorgeous landscapes and discover ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 7 to 8 hrs

From USD $84.69
Obidos, Peniche, Baleal and Mafra Private Tour from Lisbon, Lisbon, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Obidos, Peniche, Baleal and Mafra Private Tour from Lisbon

This private tour takes us north along the amazing landscapes of the west coast of Portugal until we arrive at Óbidos. Walking tour with your guide and ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: Flexible

From USD $397.96
Private Tour: Palaces of Portugal with Ericeira, Lisbon, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Tour: Palaces of Portugal with Ericeira

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Tread in the footsteps of kings and queens during this private full-day tour of two of Portugal’s best palaces from Lisbon. Tour the National Palace of Queluz ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $236.88
Mafra and Ericeira Private Day Trip from Lisbon, Lisbon, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Mafra and Ericeira Private Day Trip from Lisbon

In this tour the visit will be to a little village called Mafra from Lisbon. There is placed the largest palace in Portugal, built in the 18th century. Visit ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $260.57
Tomar and Mafra Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon, Lisbon, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Tomar and Mafra Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon

Escape of the beaten track and discover a Knight Templars stronghold and one of the largest royal palaces in Portugal. In Tomar be amazed by the 12th ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $94.75
Mafra and Ericeira Day Trip from Lisbon, Lisbon, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Mafra and Ericeira Day Trip from Lisbon

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Discover a lesser-visited side of Portugal on this 6-hour sightseeing tour of Mafra and Ericeira, from Lisbon. Just beyond Portugal’s capital lies Mafra, where ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $136.21

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