We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Palacio Nacional de Mafra

Closed Now: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Book In Advance
All photos (1,303)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“national palace”(14 reviews)
“huge palace”(12 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Terreiro Dom Joao v, Mafra 2640-492, Portugal
+351 261 817 550
Ways to Experience Palacio Nacional de Mafra
from USD 238.70
More Info
from USD 85.30
More Info
Reviews (975)
Filter reviews
217 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsnational palacehuge palaceamazing libraryking joaosheer sizeportuguese architectureself guided tourworth a visitwell worth the tripday tripbasilicaorganconventversaillesbindingsericeiraportugal
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 217 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mafra was neat - there were exhibits featuring the convent, monastery and royal palace built on the heels of the Columbian exchange wealth. There is also an amazing, amazing library. It was reasonably priced at 6 euro, incredibly spacious and not very crowded. What's even...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 10 August 2018

It doesn't warrant a special visit to see the Mafra palace. We made a detour driving from Obidos to Lisbon for this specific reason having been told that the place is outstanding only to find it to be quite average. Yes, it has an impressive...More

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Huge on the outside, and pretty big inside. Initially a bit underwhelming with a religious art museum and some monks cells on the ground floor but the top floor is very impressive. Huge number of rooms to see, not that fully furnished but the room...More

Thank Simon L
Reviewed 8 July 2018

The palace is absolutely enormous and a very impressive sight when first encountered. The self guided tour is really great and has many fascinating exhibits. The hallways are incredibly long and the library especially huge and amazing . The Church in the middle is lovely...More

1  Thank megroy
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately we had to miss this place. We were in a hurry to get to our hotel in Óbidos but saw the palace when driving through and were so impressed that we decided we need to come back.

Thank Bjorn H
Reviewed 5 July 2018

I wasn't expecting much when I got there, but it's incredible! The Cathedral inside is AMAZING! Whorty to visit!

1  Thank Janaína T
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

This visit was included on our tour and it was such a surprise. The scale is vast and visitors only see a small portion The baroque interiors are sumptuous though sparsely furnished. I enjoyed the throne room the infirmary library and the basilica I did...More

1  Thank emorga
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Not far from Lisbon in Mafra the National Palace is a marvel of Baroque architecture. Set on a site with commanding views over the valleys below the palace is an imposing structure with impressive detailing on both the interior and exterior. Wandering from room to...More

Thank FWontheroad
Reviewed 20 June 2018

This was quite a sight, very imposing. The Basilica has a grand flavor, and we arrived at a great moment as the choir was singing and light was streaming in from above. Very inspiring. It was a fairly quick stop on the way to Peniche....More

Thank TexasCorkie
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Mayra is a lovely town with its imposing palace dominating the town. We didn’t go in but sat in the square having coffee and cakes admiring the view

Thank Janey42
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 6 hotels in Mafra
Hotel Castelao
32 reviews
.42 km away
Residencial Fortunato
28 reviews
8.05 km away
Pedro o Pescador
61 reviews
8.09 km away
Vila Gale Ericeira
793 reviews
8.15 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 223 restaurants in Mafra
Adega do Convento
306 reviews
.13 km away
132 reviews
.23 km away
Pastelaria Polo Norte
111 reviews
.21 km away
Restaurante Sete Sois
183 reviews
.24 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 78 attractions in Mafra
Quinta de Sant'Ana
49 reviews
6.01 km away
Set de Copos
10 reviews
6.42 km away
Aldeia Tipica Jose Franco
273 reviews
5.61 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
16 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Centh L | Reviewed this property |
At the entrance
8 April 2015|
Response from portugalfan_10 | Reviewed this property |
Dear travellers, you need at least two hours to visit the palace, including a little walk outside. But you can also spend a whole day, when you visit the park to the left of the palace (Jardim do Cerco) or the tapada... More
Google Translation