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Best things to do in Mafra

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Castle
“The Mafra National Palace is one of the most impressive buildings in the area, and a must-see for those that love History. Built by order of King João V, it consists of a Royal Palace, a basilica, a convent and a game reserve. Highlights include 2 carillons with 98 bells – the largest of its time. The Basilica’s 6 organs are pieces of unique heritage worldwide. The Royal Palace also boasts a large library thought to be one of the most beautiful in the world. ”
63 locals recommend
Park
“The activities of Tapada Nacional de Mafra are very diversified and change according to the time of year, so it's very important that you plan your visits to enjoy all our services.”
38 locals recommend
History Museum
“A mini village representing the local traditions. There is entertainment for kids. A nice bread with smoked meat. And porttery. ”
21 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“The only tapada (hunting grounds) open to the public, with 1187 hectares of woods, it has several species of animals. The Garden of Cerco surrounds the building (with an area of 8 ha) and functions as a transition element between the monument and the Tapada of Mafra. A special note goes to the central tank, the "nora" and the small lakes.”
9 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
2 locals recommend
Establishment
“Parque de Aventura e entretenimento ao ar livre. Contém atividades como Paintball, Tiro ao Alvo, Escalada/Rappel, Slide, Piscina, etc”
3 locals recommend
Establishment
“The Centre is not a zoo but a sanctuary for wolves that are unable to live in the wild any longer. The animals are not at the centre as exhibits and it is sometimes difficult to observe them, especially on hot days. Since the welfare of the wolves is the main concern of the centre, there are some conditions and restrictions that apply when visiting us. To ensure minimum disturbance to the wolves, the number of visitors is also controlled.”
4 locals recommend
Office
“The Palace of Mafra (Portuguese: Palácio de Mafra) is a monumental Baroque and Italianized Neoclassical palace-monastery located in Mafra, Portugal, some 28 kilometres from Lisbon. Construction began in 1717 and was completely concluded in 1755. The palace was classified as a National Monument in 1910, and was also one of the finalists of the Seven Wonders of Portugal.”
19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Tem óptimos pratos, menú variado e óptimas sobremesas. Recomendo a salada de polvo, os caracóis, a moqueca de camarão e todos os restantes do menú!”
4 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“Theravada Buddhist Monastery with meditation workshops every sunday at 4pm.”
1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
1 local recommends
Neighbourhood
“Uma aldeia típica em miniatura, as crianças vão adorar conhecer como eram as aldeias antigamente e as profissões típicas.”
2 locals recommend
Bakery
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1 local recommends
Amusement Park
1 local recommends