This site uses cookies to improve your experience and the quality of our services. By using this site you agree to its use of cookies. More information Hide

Mafra National Palace

Need a hotel nearby?

Sponsored links

Routes nearby

Places of Interest nearby

Matched content

Hotels nearby

Restaurants nearby

Sponsored links

🔎
Palace
Location type: Palace
Location address: Portugal, Lisbon
Number of texts: 1
3 stars
Made by wikipedia.org | Reference Joseolgon | © CC 3.0
Made by wikipedia.org | Reference Wikipedia.org | © CC 3.0

The Mafra National Palace is a monumental Baroque and Italianized Neoclassical palace-monastery located in Mafra, Portugal, some 28 kilometres from Lisbon. The palace, which also served as a Franciscan monastery, was built during the reign of King John V (1707–1750), in consequence of a vow made by the king in 1711, who promised to build a convent if his wife, the Queen Mary Anne of Austria, gave him descendants. The birth of his first daughter, the princess Barbara of Braganza, made the king initiate the construction of the palace. It was conveniently located for hunting in the nearby forests, and was usually a secondary residence for the royal family.

Classify this POI
Link to route

More information

Comments

Add comment