THE AJUDA NATIONAL PALACE
The Ajuda National Palace, a neoclassical building from the first half of the 19th century, It became a royal residence on king Luís I (1861-1889) accession to the throne and it remained as such until the end of the Monarchy, in 1910. For fifty years the palace was the stage to a whole lot of events: princes were born and christened – Carlos (1863-1908) and Afonso (1865-1920) – the State Counsel gathered here, balls, banquets and court ceremonies took place. In 1910, when the Republic was instated, the consequent exile of the royal family brought a closure period upon the palace.
It opened to the public as a Museum since 1968. It still holds its decorative artworks in place in a lively and truthful to its origins display. On the ground floor, from the Music Room onwards, the private apartments can be found, while State Rooms occupy the upper floor. As a museum, it gathers important collections of decorative arts from the 18th and 19th centuries: gold and silver works, textiles, furniture and ceramics as well as paintings, sculptures and photographs.
The most important State ceremonies held by the President of the Republic still take place here.
Individual: ( from 18 to 64 years ) – 5 euros
Minors:( comp. of their parents.- 12 to 17 years ) – 2,5 euros
Senior:( > 65 years, proof of age must be shown ) – 2,50 euros
Child:(< 12 years) - free
*Prices are subject to alterations without prior notice, please confirm prices in the official website.
Visit in the Tours:
10.00am. to 6.00pm.
( last admission at 5.30pm.)
Wednesdays and 1 January, Easter Sunday, 1 May and 25 December