The Belém Palace (Portuguese: Palácio de Belém), formally the National Palace of Belém, (Portuguese: Palácio Nacional de Belém), is the current official residence of the President of the Portuguese Republic, the head of state of Portugal. Located in the Belém District of Lisbon, the palace's main façade fronts the Praça Afonso de Albuquerque, facing the Tagus River. A former residence of the Portuguese Royal Family, the Belém Palace complex is made up of various buildings, wings, courtyards, and gardens, built variously from the 18th to 21st centuries.To visit Palacio de Belem and other attractions in Lisbon, use our Lisbon visit planning site.
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Palacio de Belem Reviews
Some things catch our eye because they are pretty but do hold our attention due to lack of complexity. We passed this building repeatedly as it was near our hotel. One could hardly miss the guards... more »
So we just walked by this Palace and because we could go in for free we thought: why the hell not. It was like only one (two-floor) room with portraits of (former) presidents and a lot of gifts they..... more »
You cannot visit the palace as a walk up tourist. This was not well described and no reviews in the top 20 list I saw so I’m leaving a review to ensure it’s made clear. You can however visit the museum. It’s small say other reviews so we did not go. A lot of info especially about cost is not clearly stated in Lisbon, but most entrances are €7 or higher.
Photos speak for themselves. This is the grounds for the Presidential Palace although the Portuguese presidents do not use it as residence but as office. Built in 1559, It is an understated but extremely elegant palace. The garden is pure paradise with a breathtaking view over the Tagus river. It was the grounds which saved the lives of the royal family in the deadly earthquake in 1755 when the family was taking a vacation here. Their main residential palace at the city was totally destroyed by the strong tremors. The palace and the garden is a wonderful visit to get a feeling of this country’s touch to beauty. Located in the historical Belem area, it is neighbors to many other historical monuments like the Discoverers monument and the Jerenimos Monastery.
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