Palácio Nacional de Ajuda

Palácio Nacional de Ajuda information

Location
Lisbon , Portugal
Address
Largo da Ajuda
Telephone
+351 213 637 095
More information
www.palacioajuda.pt
Prices
adult/child €5/free, free 1st Sunday of month
Opening hours
10am-6pm Thu-Tue
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Built in the early 19th century, this staggering neoclassical palace served as the royal residence from the 1860s until the end of the monarchy (1910). You can tour private apartments and state rooms, getting an eyeful of gilded furnishings and exquisite artworks dating back five centuries; and, since 2014, the queen's chapel, home to Portugal's only El Greco painting.

It's a long uphill walk from Belém, or you can take tram 18 or several buses from downtown, including 760 from Praça do Comércio.