Foz Palace (Palacio Foz) Tours
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An ornate, Baroque palace located in the heart of Lisbon, Foz Palace (Palacio Foz) was originally built in the 18th century as the home of the Count of Castelo Melhor. In the 1800s, it was purchased by the Marquis of Foz, who decorated the palace’s interior in the extravagant style we can still see today.
Foz Palace (Palacio Foz) interior is not regularly open to the public, but guided tours are offered every month. Most walking tours of Lisbon pass the palace and offer a chance to learn about its history. Visitors can join group tours, or opt for a private tour for a more personalized experience. The palace is also home to the Lisbon tourism center, which is open daily.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Foz Palace (Palacio Foz) is a must-visit for design and architecture enthusiasts.
- Guests can make an appointment through the palace’s website for a private tour to explore its interiors.
- The Hall of Mirrors and the basement, which was once a restaurant, are not to be missed.
How to Get There
The palace is located on the edge of the Restauradores Square in Lisbon’s city center. Visitors can take the Azul line to the Restauradores metro stop as well as city buses 207, 732, and 736 to the nearby Rossio Square. The Linha Sintra line also makes a stop at the Rossio train station adjacent to the palace.
When to Get There
The best time to visit Lisbon is during the spring and autumn months when the weather is pleasant and there are smaller crowds. Due to its central location, the palace is best avoided in the afternoon when it’s packed with visitors. During summer months, the palace offers classical music concerts in the public hall.
The Interior of Palacio Foz
The exquisite interiors of the palace are reminiscent of the French style, and feature a Versailles-style Hall of Mirrors and a grand marble staircase. There’s also a Paintings Room filled with works by artists such as Frans Snyders and Van Dyck. The design of the rooms themselves are worth a visit, including a dining room with three massive chandeliers straight from Venice.
Address: Praça dos Restauradores, Lisbon, Central Portugal, Portugal
3 Tours and Activities to Experience Foz Palace (Palacio Foz)
This self-guided audio tour starts in one of the trendiest neighbourhoods in Lisbon. Here you can wander around a variety of fresh produce and craft markets, have a drink at one of the kiosks or a meal in one of the many restaurants offering many different types of cuisine. You will head downtown, passing by São Pedro de Alcântara to admire the beautiful view over Lisbon. You will also visit convents, palaces, the magnificent Rossio Train Station as well as a church with a dramatic past. And finally you will have the chance to experience and savour a shot of Ginjinha.
Modern times in Lisbon began with Liberty Avenue, the one and only local Boulevard. Designed from scratch as the main ax of the city’s late 19th-century development, it quickly became an upmarket residential area and entertainment hot spot, but also the green arrow leading to the establishment of Edward VII Park, the largest park in the central town. Today Liberty Avenue area has the highest concentration of upmarket shops, luxury hotels, and large companies' offices. Surprisingly, though, it’s also one of the most overlooked and unknown areas of the Portuguese capital. Exploring Avenida da Liberdade and Parque Eduardo VII is a unique invitation to rewind and mull over the city’s evolution for the last two centuries and the major challenges it now faces.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
This tour combines walking, playing and learning. There are no extra costs, no entry fees , no objects, no guides. Everything you need is included in the app we offer. You will have an amazing time wandering around the city and learning info about the most important attractions of the city. It is highly recommended for families, friends, couples, students, companies and team building activities. The tour supports English, German, Italian, French and Spanish
Taking safety measures
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Frequently Asked Questions
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What's the best way to experience Foz Palace (Palacio Foz)?
The best ways to experience Foz Palace (Palacio Foz) are:
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