Convento de Mafra / Palácio Nacional de Mafra

Convent built by Dom João, in 1711, having as main architect Frederico Ludovice. Is the most luxurious national convent, proof of the richest reign in the country's history. Inserts in the Johannine Baroque style and is inspired by the Spanish model of s. Lourenço of Escurial. It consists of three distinct elements, the Royal Palace, the convent and Basilica. The facade is flanked by two large turrets, finding themselves at the Centre the Basilica, flanked by two bell towers. The interior of the Church, where it is more visible to the classical influence, is a ship, ornamented with marble of various colours, with high barrel vault and cruise with large dome. Deserves special mention the monumental statuary work of existing Portuguese, French and Italian masters. Are still point out the Palace, the Museum, the convent library and covered, as well as the famous set of chimes, unique in the world by size and beauty, recently restored.


Terreiro Dom João V


  • 5.00€
  • ATM, Credit card
  • Difficult external parking
  • Palaces & Mansions
  • Visitable (no guide)

    opening hours


  • monday: 09:30-17:00
  • thursday: 09:30-17:00
  • wednesday: 09:30-17:00
  • friday: 09:30-17:00
  • saturday: 09:30-17:00
  • sunday: 09:30-17:00
  • holiday: 09:30-17:00

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