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Palace of the Marquises

Largo Sao Domingos de Benfica 1 | Fronteira Palace, Lisbon 1500-554, Portugal
+351 21 778 2023
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Highly recommend the tour of the main house & gardens. The tiles date from mid 1600's after the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
brett w
Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
Amazing gardens don't miss

When i saw the pictures of this incredible garden, i said to my husband that we must visit here as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lavon R
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
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Largo Sao Domingos de Benfica 1 | Fronteira Palace, Lisbon 1500-554, Portugal
+351 21 778 2023
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend the tour of the main house & gardens. The tiles date from mid 1600's after the Portuguese war of independence from Spain & the ones in the main living room depicting the battles are incredible. The Palace has been in the same family...More

Thank brett w
Reviewed 1 week ago

When i saw the pictures of this incredible garden, i said to my husband that we must visit here as i like very much gardens. It is a very unique garden that until you arrive there you can't imagine how it looks like. We arrives...More

1  Thank Lavon R
Reviewed 20 May 2017

The palace and gardens is great. Incredible place in Lisbon! I have really enjoyed the guided tour. Highly recomended place to visit.

2  Thank jenny H
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Despite TA showing that it is open from 1000am to 500pm, the actual palace is only open for one hour per day, 1100 to 1200! Gardens only open in the afternoon for 2 hours. Very disappointed to have gone all the way there for nothing...More

3  Thank Tom_M71
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

I visited with a group and we had a guided tour of the palace and grounds. Our guide was extraordinarily knowledgeable. The palace is still lived in by the family and we went into two rooms that are used by the family on the afternoons....More

1  Thank Intrepidtravellers_8
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I visited it twice in 3 years and it seems they finally started some renovation work. The problem is that the ticket is 100% more expensive now and we visited the garden (very small, don`t expect anything special) and they were cutting the plants.... so...More

1  Thank Azevedo221209
palaciofronteira, Assessor Cultural at Palace of the Marquises, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thank you for your e-mail. The Foundation would like to clarify that, in spite of the mentioned 100% increase in the price of the entranceto the gardens, the ticket still costs only 4€, and this money, as well as the fee paid for the guided...More

Reviewed 5 April 2017

This palace belongs to a family that stills lives there. Its really amazing, and its possible to visit some of the inside parts of the palace. The garden is beautiful and preserves a lot od the portuguese tiles. There is guided visit available in the...More

1  Thank mari_zanchetta
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Located outside Lisbon, the easiest way to get here is by taxi, we arrived just in time for the 11 am tour. As others have mentioned the guide conducted the tour in 3 languages to accommodate everyone in the group, this was fine as it...More

4  Thank mywonderfuljourneys
Reviewed 7 February 2017

An amazing James Bond filming location (for OHMSS) as well as one of the oldest houses left in Lisbon. I wouldn't recommend the tour, I found it kind of boring, but it is a decent little history lesson. The gardens are why you would come...More

1  Thank ALBarrie
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I'm surprised this place isn't ranked higher on the list of Things To Do in Lisbon. Perhaps because it is a bit out of the way? Also, the website wasn't the easiest to maneuver to figure out visit times. Regardless, I took the Metro to...More

5  Thank KPfeff
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We plan to visit the Palace next month. What are the visiting hours during the month of May? Are visits "open" or limited to guided tours & if so - what are the tour hours?
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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Will be staying in Sintra in May and will have a car. The drive to the palace looks relatively easy but would I be able to park anywhere nearby?
15 March 2017|
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Response from palaciofronteira | Property representative |
Thank you for your message. The answer is Yes. There is a fee parking lot in front of the Palace. Welcome!
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Was anyone able to book a tour in advance? Or did you just show up on the day you wanted to take the tour? We plan on going on a Saturday morning - what time do we need to arrive to try to get a spot on the 1030 tour? Many thanks! Robin
16 August 2016|
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Response from palaciofronteira | Property representative |
Dear Robin, Thank you for your contact. Usually there is no need to book in advance although it is advisable to arrive some minutes before the time of the visit to give you enough time to buy tickets. During the months of... More
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