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Ajuda National Palace (Palacio Nacional Ajuda) Tours

Ajuda National Palace (Palacio Nacional Ajuda)
The Ajuda National Palace (Palacio Nacional da Ajuda) in Lisbon is a neoclassical monument filled with ornately decorated rooms, artwork, and furnishings, displaying the wealth that Portugal assumed during its colonization of Brazil. The palace served as the official royal residence from the late 1700s until Portugal became a republic in 1910.

The Basics
Located in the historic district of Belem, Ajuda National Palace (Palacio Nacional da Ajuda) is a sight to behold. Despite its construction remaining incomplete, the romantic neoclassical building is an excellent display of Portugal’s wealth during colonial times and is a great place to discover what the life of the Portuguese royals was like. 

You can see the Ajuda National Palace (Palacio Nacional da Ajuda) from the Tagus River, and most sailing tours pass it as a point of interest. For a closer look at this spectacular building, take a hop-on hop-off tour and explore the palace for yourself.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Ajuda National Palace (Palacio Nacional da Ajuda) is a must for architecture lovers and royalaholics.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes to explore the entire palace and its dozens of rooms.
  • Ajuda Palace is free for Portugal residents with proof of residency from 10am to 2pm every Sunday.
  • The palace is accessible to wheelchair users.

How to Get There
Ajuda National Palace (Palacio Nacional da Ajuda) is located in the Belem district but quite far from other other popular Lisbon monuments. Take tram 18 or buses 60, 729, 732, or 742 from the city center straight to the palace.

When to Get There
The palace is open from 10am to 6pm Thursday to Tuesday. It is closed on Wednesdays, January 1, Easter Sunday, May 1, and December 25. Many monuments in Lisbon are closed on Mondays, making Ajuda Palace a great off-day place to explore.

The State Rooms of Ajuda
Entering Ajuda Palace is like stepping into a fairytale. Your experience of what royal life was like begins as 23 marble statues greet you upon entrance, leading you through the ornate corridors. Visit the Throne Room, which takes up almost the entire south wing of the palace; the dining room filled with crystal chandeliers and silk-covered chairs; the Winter Garden, which was a gift from the Viceroy of Egypt; and the beautiful ballroom.
Address: Largo Ajuda, Lisbon, Central Portugal 1349-021, Portugal
Admission: Varies
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