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Private Tour: Palaces of Portugal with Ericeira
"Once you are picked up by your private guide make your way to the Queluz National Palace and its gardens. The palace is dominated by the 18th-century architecture and decoration with an important collection of decorative arts including Portuguese furniture paintings rugs porcelain and tiles. There are also beautiful gardens of geometric design surrounding the palace with lakes and sculptures even a Water Canal furnished with colorful tiles. Next
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Mafra and Ericeira Day Trip from Lisbon
"This tour will take you to Mafra about 45 m from Lisbon. There is placed the biggest Palace of Portugal built in the eighteenth century by our megalomaniac King João V! This building was a palace and also a monastery To get an idea of the magnitude of this construction we can say that the palace has a facade of 220 meters and has more than 600 rooms and 5200 doors and windows! Its support a park with about 20 km perimeter (Tapada de Mafra).After Mafra Typical Village José Franco. José Franco was a sculptor and a pottery master who in 1945 had the idea to build a living museum to show the customs labor activities and other aspects of rural life in his time. The result is this typical village with around 2500m² that draws attention not only to preserve the memory of an Era but also for the perfectionism that small details were worked out. After this this
From EUR104.00
 
Travel Back to the Majestic Baroque
"Join us in this private tour to Mafra to discover a magnificent building that was only possible due to the Brazilian gold that poured into the country allowing King João V to carry out the building of the biggest baroque palaces from the 18th century.You will be walking though the longest corridor ever built in a palace (232 m long).All made of limestone and marble from this region (Pêr the building covers an area of almost four hectares (37.790 m2) including 1.200 rooms more than 4.700 doors and windows 156 stairways and 29 inner yards and courtyards.Its construction began on November 17 1717 and it integrates 4 buildings in one: the palace
From EUR80.00

More Local Customs in Ericeira

Fishing

Ericeira was, in the 18th century, one of the most important fishing places of Portugal (the proximity of Lisbon being the reason). The conditions of the harbour are hard, and the development moved...
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solopes
Mar 06, 2015

Popular events

In the small villages of Portugal, mainly in the north, during summer, is common to find some festivities, with not much than an opportunity for meeting people and chat. Some (generally bad) music,...
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solopes
Mar 06, 2015

sea and wind - no fridge needed

Walking on the streets of Ericeira you can find laundry lines outside of the windows, but instead of laundry, Ericeirans dry the fish on them. That is the local way, people preserved fish for...
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Jawnuta
Dec 15, 2007
 
 
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Things to Do Near Ericeira

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Seteais Palace

This was always a very special place to me since I was a kid, maybe because my father worked there as a pastry cook, so I spent a lot of time in the kitchen tasting delicious treats! :-) It used to...
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Modern Art Museum

The Museum has gathered together, under the roof of this interesting 1920's building, a permanent collection of international modern and contemporary art, the Bernardo Collection, a fascinating...
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Monserrate Palace

Monserrate is a large, romantic and exotic garden. In there are many wonders for you to find out. Small waterfalls, lakes, water plants, plants and trees from every corner of the world, fountains and...
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Palácio Nacional de Sintra - Sintra National Palace

This is the last room you'll come to before existing the palace. It's the main hall and was built by Manuel I at the beginning of the 16th century. This wing was the last of the extensive building...
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Castelo dos Mouros - Moorish Castle

The Moorish castle, of Muslim foundation, dates back to the Islamic rule and achievements of D. Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal, never battled because its function was not to defend the...
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Quinta da Regaleira

Is the most amazing garden I ever seen! I don't know why the turism in Portugal keep skiping it from the tourist guides. This place is an UNESCO World Heritage! This garden has a lot of details like...
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"Nice Place"
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"Ericeira - where land meets the ocean"
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acilina

"Ericeira"
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bambino36

"The Atlantic and the Tradition"
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cachaseiro

"Pretty little town on Portugals west coast."
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