Museu do Palácio Nacional da Ajuda
- Largo da Ajuda Ajuda
- tel, info: 213 637 095
- full €4.00, concession €2.00
- Thu-Tue 10:00-17:00, guided tours (1hr) every 30min
Lonely Planet review for Museu do Palácio Nacional da Ajuda
This grand neoclassical museum of the Royal Palace building replaced the original, which was destroyed by fire in 1795. It was used until the royal family went into exile in Brazil in 1807, and then not again until King Luis I married an Italian princess in 1861 and lavished it with the riches that can be seen today. The Winter Garden is wonderful!