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Mafra UNESCO sites

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Mafra: National Palace of Mafra Entry Ticket

1. Mafra: National Palace of Mafra Entry Ticket

Make the most of your visit to Portugal by visiting the Palace of Mafra. Book your entry ticket and soak up the Neoclassical and Baroque architecture of this 18th-century masterpiece. Your ticket grants you access to the royal palace, convent, and basilica. The palace complex has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2019. During your visit, travel back in time to the 18th century when the palace was regularly visited by kings and members of the royal family to attend religious feasts or hunt in the game reserve. The palace also boasts important collections of Italian sculptures, Italian and Portuguese paintings, a unique library with over 36,000 volumes, two carillons, six historical organs, and an 18th-century hospital.

Tour Obidos Nazaré e Mafra

2. Tour Obidos Nazaré e Mafra

Explore with us some rural towns in Portugal. Start from Praça dos Restauradores in front of Padaria Portuguesa and with our Italian guide going to the first place. We will arrive in Obidos along the " Atlantica " highway after about 1 hour of travel. We will visit the old Medieval Castle and its historical centre, stopping to experience of " Ginginha " typical liquor. Soon after we will leave the ancient village towards the Lagoon of Obidos, the largest salt lake in Portugal with flows directly to ocean sea. We will continue our journey to Nazaré, a very welcoming fishing village. There will be visit the upper part of the city with its Sanctuary, dedicated to Virgin of Nazaré to whom the miracle of flowers is attribuited. In the main square you bill able to see the stalls selling dried fruit where the woman wear a typical and ancient clothes. The breathaking view from this square where you admire the large fisherman's beach. Nearby we can instead begin our descend towards the Nazaré Lighthouse when we can admire the "Canyon" wich, 60 km long, forms biggest waves in the World where every year surfer from all over world come to challenge each other amazing acrobatics on the sea. Upon returning to the city of Lisbon, we will stop in Mafra.

From Lisbon: Coastal Villages and Mafra Palace Guided Tour

3. From Lisbon: Coastal Villages and Mafra Palace Guided Tour

First stop will be Azenhas do Mar, a scenic village on the coast built in the "Portuguese Soft Style". Continue along the coast, passing by steep cliffs and wild beaches. Arrive in Ericeira, a village known for its blue and white buildings, as well as its lively food scene. Enjoy free time to explore the village at your own pace and have lunch. After lunch, head to Jose Franco, a working village and open-air museum that showcases the traditional culture and handicrafts of the área. End your tour with a visit to the magnificent Palace of Mafra, a masterpiece from the eighteenth century and one of the most important buildings in the Portuguese Baroque style. The palace is home to 92 bells, 1200 rooms, and over 4,700 doors and windows. It also hosts the oldest library in Portugal with about 36,000 volumes. Enjoy a tour of the site with your dedicated guide, who will share interesting facts and stories about the monument.

From Lisbon: Ericeira and Mafra Private Day Trip

4. From Lisbon: Ericeira and Mafra Private Day Trip

Choose your own adventure with an expert guide and embark on an exciting day trip from Lisbon. Allow your guide to suggest the best locations and restaurants and design your journey to suit your wishes.  Perhaps make a visit to Mafra Palace, an impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting a magnificent library, or discover the stunning World Surfing Reserve of Ericeira on the western coast of Portugal. Embark on a train tour through an enchanting forest or visit the charming village of José Franco. Discover delicious Portuguese cuisine along the way and customize your experience with your guide as you go.

Lisbon: Mafra Convent, Queluz Palace & Ericeira Private Tour

5. Lisbon: Mafra Convent, Queluz Palace & Ericeira Private Tour

Heading just outside of Lisbon make your first stop at Queluz National Palace and Gardens. Known as little Versailles, enjoy the opportunity to explore French style garden and a cell room of a troubled queen. Continuing northwest of Lisbon reach Ericeira, a small fishing town nowadays very famous because of the surf culture. There are only 3 surfing reserves in the world and one of them it's Ericeira. Relax and unwind as you explore the town and the coastline. Finish your tour with a stop at Mafra, a small town built in front of an 18th century Convent. This monument is also a church, a palace, a library and a garden. Discover the many charms of this impressive and unforgettable place before heading back to Lisbon.

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What people are saying about Mafra

This tour was the best thing i’ve done in my trip to Portugal. Our guide, Rodruigo, was amazing! He was very friendly, made wonderful stops at the coastal road so we can check the viewpoints and enjoy the ocean. And most importantly, he made our trip very memorable because it was so much fun (and there was a surprising wave too! Literally! Watch out lol). He also recommended very good restaurants at the fishermen’s village. We had a fantastic time and enjoyed a delicious meal there. The Mafra palace was impressive and Rodruigo was very patient as we enjoyed the gift shop there :) He is also very knowledgeable and shared the history of the area with us. I couldn’t ask for more! The trip was excellent and I highly recommend it!

Our guide Costa is very experienced and he dropped us at all the beautiful spots for taking pictures. He gave us enough time to walk and feel the Atlantic Ocean which is so worth to see. The Atlantic coastal lines are a MUST to go route. Costa is also very thoughtful to let us visit the miniature museum of Portugal before going to Mafra Palace. The library of Mafra Palace is terrific, haven't seen such a beautiful palace library before. Costa knows a lot of history and he introduced us in details on the Portugal history in relation to the Mafra Palace making our visit very much more interesting. Mafra Palace is beautiful though without much furniture.

Very nice tour The beautiful places The guide Rodrigo Costa impeccable, always attentive and cordial and answering all doubts and questions Very good tour I recommend it 100% Quiet trip and without crowds of people

Perfect tour, thank you Gonzalo for the beautiful and fun day. Until next time.