The Palaces in Lisbon that look like straight out of a fairy tale
Some people believe that elegant and exquisite palaces only exist in fairy tales, but don't be fooled! Over the centuries, several royal palaces and noble palaces have been built in and around the beloved Portuguese capital, palaces that look like straight out of fairy tales.
For architecture lovers, history buffs and for those who like to go back in time, we have chosen the best and most beautiful palaces in Lisbon, the ones you can't miss when visiting Lisbon!
The Best and Most Beautiful Palaces in Lisbon
Ajuda Palace was the last Royal Palace
built in Portugal, in the 19th century. Ajuda Palace was built after the
earthquake destroyed the old palace and was the residence of the Portuguese
National Queluz Palace
The National Palace of
Queluz was designed as a summer palace in the style of Versailles, it is
located on the outskirts of Lisbon, with beautiful gardens, fountains, and
Capital of Romanticism and
a World Cultural Heritage Site since 1995, Sintra has always attracted kings
and aristocrats who built charming palaces in this town. At least five
great palaces and convents are hidden and scattered among the lush vegetation
Pena National Palace
The Pena National Palace
in Sintra is a true fairy tale palace from the 19th century, built by Ferdinand
Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, consort of Queen Maria II.
Sintra National Palace
Of Arabic foundation, the National Palace of Sintra becomes, from the 12th century and for about eight centuries, the residence of the Portuguese Royal Family. It is a Unesco World Heritage Site and the only survivor of the "Royal Palace" of the Middle Ages.
This former royal palace is
a captivating mixture of Mudéjar, Manueline, Gothic and Renaissance architecture.
Quinta da Regaleira
Quinta de Regaleira looks like a real fairy-tale scenario, due to the combination of the romantic gardens with the noble Regaleira Palace, the mysterious Initiation Well and the enchanting lakes and caves.
More than contemplating, Quinta da Regaleira is a place to feel.
Palace of Monserrate
The Palace of Monserrate is a masterpiece of Portuguese Romanticism, with its lush gardens and a palace that makes you feel like you are living inside a fairy-tale.
Among trees from all corners of the world, waterfalls, and lakes, to walk in the Park of Monserrate is to feel enveloped by a romantic mysticism.
Palace of the
Marquises of Fronteira
Those who visit the Fronteira Palace may choose to walk through the gardens, full of fascinating architectural elements, fountains, and caves. One can also choose to take a guided tour of the interior of the Palace and appreciate the apparatus rooms, terrace with 17th century tiles alluding to the Liberal Arts, the Library, and the Chapel.
The Palace of the Marquises of Fronteira is a unique space, where history meets modern day experiences.
Mafra Palace, the most important Portuguese baroque monument, was built by King João V to fulfil a vow for the birth of his first-born son.
Inside the Palace is one of the most important illuminist libraries in Europe. In the Basilica, there is one of the largest bells sets in the world and six historical pianos.
Foz Palace, also known as Castelo Melhor Palace, belonged to the marquis of Castelo Melhor, made in the neoclassical taste. Later it was acquired by the marquis of Foz who had it modified.
This is a Palace with a lot of art and history, with a mysterious and fascinating wine abbey.