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Palácio de Mafra

Terreiro de Dom João V, Mafra @ From Lisbon q Campo Grande, then @ Ericeira # 9:30am– 5:30pm Wed–Mon (last adm 4:45pm) ¢ 1 Jan, Easter, 1 May, 25 Dec palaciomafra.gov.pt

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t The impressive Baroque façade of the Palácio de Mafra

This massive Baroque palace and monastery were built during the reign of João V, and began with a vow by the young king to build a new monastery and basilica, supposedly in return for an heir. Work began in 1717 on a modest project but, as wealth began to pour into the royal coffers from Brazil, the king and his Italian-trained ...

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