Situated in the city of Mafra which is 28km away from Lisbon in Portugal, is the Palace of Mafra. Construction of the palace began in 1717 and was finally finished in 1755. The palace also includes a monastery, both were built to a Baroque and Neoclassical style. The palace was used by royalty, although no royals were permanent residents they did use the palace when they were on game hunting breaks in the local area. Today, the palace is conserved by the Portuguese Institute of the Architectonic Patrimony and opened six of the week for sightseers to visit this grand palace.
As the palace is situated 28 km away from Lisbon, transport options are limited to either car or bus. If travelling by car it will take you 25 minutes from Lisbon, use the A8 road. You can also get the ‘Mafrense’ bus from Lisbon’s ‘Campo Grande’.
Opening Times and Admission
The palace is open six days of the week 9.30am-5.30pm, Tuesdays are its weekly day of closure. Admission is free although a donation is welcomed. The palace has a shop on site selling mementoes. The palace does not have disability access.