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Palacio de Belem

Praca Afonso de Albuquerque | 1349-022, Lisbon 1300-004, Portugal
+351 21 361 4660
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3 weeks ago
“The presidential palace”
29 Dec 2016
“Don't go there if it is not Saturday ”
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Praca Afonso de Albuquerque | 1349-022, Lisbon 1300-004, Portugal
+351 21 361 4660
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The official presidential residence consists of the five buildings situated on a hill close to the historical center of Belem. It was built in the 18th century, on the land acquired by King John V. It is a beautiful, relatively modest structure, best seen from...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

You pay 2.5€ even if you have the Lisboa card, only to see the exposition about president's. This is nothing exceptional : a collection of presents received during official visits and an interactive (boring) show on tablet about each of the presidents. Absolutely not interesting....More

Thank Giorgio B
Reviewed 14 December 2016

You can only visit the palace, which is still the working area for the Portuguese president on Saturdays! The museum is opened on other days as well. Get there early (around 9) and check when you can get an amazing guided tour in English or...More

2  Thank Tom P
Reviewed 6 September 2016

The 3 state rooms inside the presidential palace are only open to the public on Saturdays and you have to book a guided tour (the one in English this August was at 14.30 in the afternoons). This means that only small groups of people actually...More

Thank j0elleb0
Reviewed 29 May 2016

This is the official residence of the President of the portuguese republic, although he doesn't live there. The gardens are very beautifull but the inside is the best (unffortunately it is not possible to take pictures inside). There is also a very good museum dedicated...More

Thank Nuno O
Reviewed 19 December 2015

Former summer residence of the Portuguese Kings from 1870 to 1910 until the fall of the monarchy. Served as the summer residence of the Portuguese Republic President for several periods,and was later abandoned for a long period. Re-opened again in 2011 after a great reconstruction...More

2  Thank GFLX
Reviewed 30 November 2013

We were really expecting a magnificent palace. After all, the president of Portugal lives there. However, we were met by a very neglected pinkish façade, which fails to impress even when watched from a distance. There were no tours available when we visited, and the...More

Thank TheShis
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile
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1  Thank Mario C
Belém is the "capital of the Portuguese Discoveries"
and a photographer's paradise. You can spend an entire
day exploring this neighborhood: monuments (Jerónimos
Monastery, Belém Tower, Monument to the Discoveries),
museums (Coach Museum, Centro Cultural de Belém) and
breathtaking views of the Tagus river will make your
visit worth your time. Belém also offers a variety of
restaurants and cafes, namely the famous - and
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How do I travel from Lisbon to Belem
27 September 2016|
Response from Nuno O | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Belem is in fact also in Lisbon. You can get there by public transport (no subway). It's just about 10/15 minutes from the city center. Best regards.