Ajuda National Palace

Attractions Ajuda
Ajuda National Palace
©Palácio Nacional da Ajuda Sala do Despachio do Palácio Nacional da Ajuda

Construction began in 1802, but was interrupted in 1807 when the royal family high-tailed it to Brazil to escape Napoleon's armies. The palace was never finished and still looks sawn in half. Nevertheless, it served as a royal residence in the late 19th century. Some wings are open as a museum, while others house the Ministry of Culture.


Venue name: Ajuda National Palace
Address: Largo da Ajuda
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon, Tue, Thur-Sun
Transport: Tram 18. Bus 729, 732
Price: €5; €2.50 reductions; free under-13s & all 1st Sun of mth
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