National Palace of Ajuda

Manuel Caetano de Sousa, José da Costa e Silva, Francisco Xavier Fabri, séc. XIX


Open Visits

Visit with no monitoring, within the designated timetable.

Não inclui acesso à exposição temporária

Regular Visits

Visit to the space accompanied by our team of volunteers present at the location.


Guided tour made by the author of the architectural project himself or by an invited specialist.

Emanuel Gomes

Maximum 25 people per visit

No reservation required; first-come, first-served

Wheelchair access

Photography allowed


A Neoclassic building from the early 19th century, it was designed as a Royal Palace following the destruction of the former palace at present-day Praça do Comércio in the earthquake of 1755. For a number of reasons only half of the original design was built. The palace served as the official residence of the Portuguese royal family from the reign of Luís I to the end of the monarchy in 1910. Opened to the public as a national monument in 1968, it maintains the original layout of the royal family quarters and decoration of the day, as it awaits proposals for completion of the original project.



Largo da Ajuda

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Public Transport

Bus: 742, 760