Mafra National Palace
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The Mafra National Palace is one of the most impressive buildings in the area, and a must-see for those that love History. Built by order of King João V, it consists of a Royal Palace, a basilica, a convent and a game reserve. Highlights include 2 carillons with 98 bells – the largest of its time…
The palace is the main (and only) tourist attraction of Mafra, and the huge building completely dwarfs the rest of the town. The front façade of the palace extends for over 250 meters while the two bell towers, containing 92 bells, stands high above the town at 68 meters. The place was constructed…
Mafra's Palace is one of Europe's biggest palaces, a monumental building only compared to Spain's Escorial and St. Peter's in Rome. The museum inside is worth seeing and it will show you how the Portuguese Royals used to live.
One of the largest baroque monasteries in the world, with the also world famous Library and Carrillion. A must see. And check the concerts agenda.