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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.

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  • Basilica Recommended Recommended

    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..

  • Palace and monastery Interesting

    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..

  • 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.

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Hotels Mafra

  • Hotel Castelao

    Av.25 De Abril P - 2640-456 Mafra

    Located in the historical town of Mafra this property is 500 metres from its wonderful National Palace. Hotel Castelão offers free WiFi, a panoramic restaurant and a bar. The rooms of Hotel Castelão all come with LCD TV, telephone and minibar. Room ..

  • Hotel Pedro O Pescador

    Rua Dr. Eduardo Burnay 22 P - 2655-370 Ericeira

    Located in the old fishing village of Ericeira, Hotel Pedro O Pescador offers modern air-conditioned accommodation with a private bathroom. Furnas Beach and Ericeira Beach are both within a 5-minute walk. Each stylish room features wooden parquet fl..

  • Vila Gale Ericeira

    Largo dos Navegantes P - 2655-320 Ericeira

    Boasting panoramic Atlantic Ocean views, Vila Galé Ericeira is located in Ericeira, the 1st World Surfing Reserve in Europe. It offers 2 pools with sun loungers, and rooms with a balcony. Some rooms include a balcony, and others offer sea views. Gu..

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