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Lisbon Palaces and Gardens

Over the centuries, many royal palaces and noble mansions were built in Lisbon. On this day trip, you will go back in time and visit three beautiful old royal residences and their breathtaking landscaped gardens. Discover history, art and enjoy rare flowers and plants in the gardens.

lights
- Visit three beautiful old royal residences and gardens
- Stroll through rare and exotic plant and flower gardens
- Enjoy a guided tour of the Palace of the Marquis of Frontiera
- Discover Portuguese history and art
- Marvel at unique tile collections, exotic buildings, rococo design and more!

per adult from

$225

AUD

Duration

8 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Private transportation
    • WiFi on board
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Bottled water
    What's excluded :
    • Landing and facility fees
    • Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Palacio dos Marqueses de Fronteira
    • Entry/Admission - Palacio Nacional da Ajuda
    • Entry/Admission - National Palace of Queluz
    • Entry/Admission - Park and National Palace of Pena
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Parque Eduardo VII, Av. Sidonio Pais, Lisbon 1070-051 Portugal

    Situated at the northern end of Avenida da Liberdade, at the top of Marquês do Pombal Square, this is the largest park in Lisbon. Initially called the Freedom Park, it was renamed the King of England who, in 1903, came to Lisbon to reaffirm the alliance between the two countries.
    With twenty-five hectares, it develops along a central axis materialized in the large mall with a large grassy slope, offering unique corners and various valences.
    In the northwest corner is the Cold Greenhouse. Nearby is a large koi pond and a galleon-shaped children's playground.
    On the east side is the Carlos Lopes Pavilion, built in 1932, the stage of various diverse.
    At the top is the 25th April Monument by João Cutileiro, followed by the Amalia Rodrigues Garden and a monumental viewpoint that has spectacular views of the S. Jorge Castle, the Baixa Pombalina and of course the Tagus River. .
    The Park features many other venues such as restaurants, terrace, gazebo, picnic area, tennis court, gym, swimming pool, and is also the scene of other events such as the famous Annual Book Fair.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Palacio dos Marqueses de Fronteira, Largo Sao Domingos de Benfica 1 Fronteira Palace, Lisbon 1500-554 Portugal

    Built in 1640 for the first Marquis de Fronteira, D. João de Mascarenhas, hero of the War of Restoration, this beautiful palace is located on the edge of Monsanto Forest Park, in Largo de São Domingos de Benfica.
    The Palace was enlarged in the 18th century, in rocaille style, and is still the residence of the 12th Marquis de Fronteira, but it is possible to visit some of the rooms, the library and the garden.
    Famous for its numerous beautifully tiled and differently themed tiles, and for its majestic 5.5-hectare garden, Palacio de Fronteira is an oasis in the Portuguese capital.
    The interior is equally rich, notably the Battle Room, featuring beautiful panels and tiles with scenes from the War of Restoration, containing three large windows that open over the Venus Garden, and the Dining Room, adorned with portrait frescoes. of the Portuguese nobility.
    The Chapel, from the end of the 16th century, has inside a crib whose authorship is attributed to Machado de Castro.
    Visits to the sumptuous “Italian” Gardens begin on the chapel terrace, with emphasis on the Venus Garden and the 17th-century Formal Garden, where the Kings Gallery is pontificated.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Palacio Nacional da Ajuda, Largo da Ajuda, Lisbon 1300-018 Portugal

    Set in the place where the Portuguese royal family built the "Real Barraca" after the 1755 earthquake, so-called wood, Palácio da Ajuda began in 1795 according to a project by Manuel Caetano de Sousa. Shortly thereafter the plan would undergo a significant evolution, with the introduction of neo-classical aesthetics and the new formulations of architects Francisco Xavier Fabri and José da Costa e Silva. Despite the magnificence of the plan and the large financial resources, the Palace was inhabited with many interruptions, until D. Luís settled here permanently. His wife, D. Maria Pia de Savoia, undertook works of aesthetic updating, hiring Joaquim Possidónio Narciso da Silva, who endowed the Palace with new exotic and other functional spaces.
    Closed after the establishment of the Republic, it was partially transformed into a Museum in 1968, still serving as headquarters of the Ministry of Culture, IPPAR and IPM. The decorative arts collections, dating from the 15th to the 20th centuries, come from the collection of the former Royal Palace of Ajuda. The diverse typology of decorative and utilitarian objects fill and recreate the different nineteenth-century environments along the Museum's halls.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: National Palace of Queluz, Largo do Palacio, Queluz 2745-191 Portugal

     The date of its construction dates back to 1747, when Infante D. Pedro III, the future king, ordered its building, based on a country house that had belonged to the Marquis of Castelo Rodrigo in the 17th century.

    The main body of the Palace was not finished until after the marriage of D. Pedro and D. Maria Francisca, later Queen D. Maria I, in 1758. Both the Palace Halls and its gardens were profusely adorned with Baroque ornaments. , making it an excellent example of the way of life of eighteenth-century baroque society.
    Often compared with the Versailles Palace in France, the Queluz National Palace nevertheless preserves a strong Portuguese identity and remains one of the Government's favorite settings for official receptions and meetings of international Heads of State.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Park and National Palace of Pena, Estrada da Pena, Sintra 2710-609 Portugal

    It is about 4.5 km from the historic center of Sintra and is the most complete and beautiful example of Portuguese Romantic architecture. Its building dates from 1839, when the king consort D. Fernando II of Saxe Coburg-Gotha, acquired the ruins of the Jerónimo Monastery of Our Lady of Pena to adapt them to a palace.
    The work was directed by the Baron of Eschwege, who was inspired by the Bavarian palaces, to create a unique building that combines 'Wagnerian' influences from other castles in central Europe with Moorish features and Gothic and Manueline motifs. A true 'princess palace' at the top of the Sintra hills. Set in the top of the mountain and the fruit of D. Fernando II's creative genius, the Park and Pena Palace are the greatest exponent in Portugal of the century. XIX, constituting the most important pole of the Cultural Landscape of Sintra - World Heritage. Built from 1839 around the ruins of an ancient Jerónimo Monastery erected in the 16th century by D. Manuel I, the Palace incorporates architectural references of Manueline and Moorish influence that produce an astonishing “one thousand and one night” scenery. Around the Palace, the King planted, with species from all over the world, the Pena Park (85ha) which is the most important arboretum in Portugal. After visiting Pena, the composer Richard Strauss wrote: “Today is the happiest day of my life. It's the most beautiful thing I've seen. This is the true Klingsor Garden - and there, up on high, is the Holy Grail Castle. ”Today you can enjoy this rich natural heritage through free or guided walks in an unforgettable experience. For the construction of the Palace, the ruins of a 16th century convent at the top of the mountain, which was acquired by D. Fernando II, were used. This degraded property will have exerted in D. Fernando a huge fascination emanating from his Germanic education that presupposed the aesthetic appreciation of the ruins in accordance with the romantic imagination of the time. The initial project was only the rebuilding of the royal family's summer residence building, although enthusiasm led him to decide to build a palace. In the park, the expression of romantic aesthetics combines the search for exoticism with the fascination with nature's impetuosity. It was between winding paths that, at the initiative of D. Fernando II, the planting of this park began, which includes an unusual floristic cast, composed of native European forest species, associated with many others originating from distant regions, especially from America. North Asia and New Zealand. Along the paths and paths, the redwoods, the thuja, the beeches, the magnolias and the camellia follow, which stand out for their grandeur, monumentality and beauty. They are also points of reference, in the various possible routes through the park's trails, Cruz Alta, Alto de Sto. Antonio, the High of St. Catherine, the Monk's Cave, the Fountain of the Birds, the Feteira da Rainha, the Valley of the Lakes, the Abegoaria and Quinta da Pena, the Chalet and garden of the Countess D'Edla.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Largo Mitelo 3, 1150-234 Lisboa, Portugal
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Meeting point will be at clients' accommodation
    Departure Time :
    11/22/2019 - 1/3/2022
    Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by Pedro.Tours

Activity ID: V-180704P6

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