Mafra Travel guide
Mafra : Michelin's recommendations
Located forty or so kilometres from Lisbon, the monastery of Mafra perfectly illustrates the reign of King João V "the Magnanimous"... It has often been compared to the monastery at Escorial in Spain because of its size, its proximity to capital, its votive origin and its palatial and religious role. Its austere appearance is softened by the Baroque decoration.
Tourist attractions Mafra : Things to see and do
Terreiro Dom João V 2 P - 2640 Mafra
One after another you will visit a comparative sculpture museum, the monks' infirmary, the pharmacy, the kitchens and a sacred museum. On the second floor, see the royal apartments and their vast enfilades. At opposite ends are the pavilion of the Qu..
Terreiro dom Jão V P - 2640 Mafra
Built of marble, the facade breaks up the monotony of these buildings with its whiteness and its Baroque decoration. You will notice the Carrara marble statues of St Dominic and St Francis. Also admire the proportions inside and the variety of marble..
N116 P - 2640 Mafra
This small church, located in the old town, was built in the 13C. There are two attractive Gothic sepulchres of Diogo de Sousa and his wife. Tradition says that Pedro Hispano, the future Pope John XXI (13C) became a priest there.