Queluz, Mafra, Azenhas do Mar, Cabo da Roca

Lissabon, Portugal
Period of time: 8h
Price: from 273€ per group (Scale price)
Category:: Stadttouren
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Organisational Details

Scale price: from 1 person 273€ per group
from 3 person 286€ per group

Participants: 1-3 person (Only group booking)

Languages: German, English, Portuguese

Booking option: Booking on fixed rate


Description of Tour

♦ Visit to Queluz Palace

The Palace of Queluz and its gardens are a particularly fine example of late 18th-century Portuguese architecture.

This palace was built by D. Pedro III, prince consort of Queen D. Maria I. (1734-1816), as a royal residence, and it is one of the best examples of the port.

It was enriched by an important Museum of Decorative Arts, most of whose collections belonged to the royal family. Many halls are in the rococo style, such as the sublime throne room with mirrored walls and the magnificent gilded wood carving.

The surrounding gardens are embellished by fountains and ornamental ponds where water gushes from mythological figures. Of particular note is the group of sculptures around the pond in the Neptune Garden.

♦ Visit the church of the Mafra Convent

National Palace of Mafra, is the largest palace and convent complex in Portugal with 4700 windows and doors. The building was designed by the Swabian architect Johann Friedrich Ludwig and built in the Baroque style between 1717 and 1730 during 13 years of construction under the reign of John V. It is located in the municipality of Mafra, about 50 kilometers north of Lisbon.

In 1711, the king vowed to endow a monastery in honor of Anthony of Padua (Lisbon). It was originally to be for 13 Capuchins. The income from gold from Brazil made possible a far more elaborate building for 330 monks. Construction continued after the palace's inauguration until 1755.

Up to 45,000 workers were involved in the construction, as well as 7,000 soldiers.

The facade is 220 m long, the palace has about 38,000 m², 1200 rooms and 156 staircases alone. There are two carillons of 48 bells each from Antwerp and there are six organs in the church. The library contains 40,000 volumes.

The construction of the palace was depicted from the point of view of the common people by the Portuguese Nobel Prize winner for literature José Saramago in his novel The Memorial (1982).

♦ Azenhas do Mar is a gem on the Atlantic coast. The village has a stunning cliffside setting, a real postcard picture and has been a magnet for various painters.

♦ Cabo da Roca

Cabo da Roca is the westernmost point of the mainland of the eEuropean continent. It is located on the Atlantic coast west of Lisbon at an altitude of 140 metres above sea level.

The Portuguese national poet Luis de Camões described the place in the following words:Here... Where the earth ends and the sea begins... (Aqui... onde a terra se acaba e o mar começa).


Services

Inclusive

- 7-seater minivan with tinted rear windows, air conditioning and free Wi-FI (internet)

- Official, German speaking tour guide

- 1 bottle of water per person

- Insurance coverage for passengers' personal injuries

- Tolls and parking fees

● Pick up of guests at all hotels/landing places in Lisbon

● Pick up of guests at hotels on the Cascais/Estoril coast for an extra charge of 25€ (payable locally)

- Large seat pitch: 4 seats are suitable for guests who need a little more space.
Just right for people who need more legroom or are a little more powerfully built.

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Exclusive
- Entrances to monuments and museums- Guests' lunch.


Requirements

●Azenhas do Mar is always a bit cooler than the rest of Lisbon and Cabo da Roca is often windy. Please bring a light jacket.

Tour-Booking

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Paulo

Foundation 1990
What I offer: Private tours and official tour guide in Lisbon.
Location: Lissabon, Portugal
Language: German, English, Portuguese
Booking: Tours with fixed price, Individual Bookings
Profession: Agency
Foundation: 1990