Fronteira Palace

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Basic info

Type of attraction


Portuguese name

Palácio Fronteira


Largo São Domingos de Benfica, 1 – 1500-554 Lisboa

+351 217 782 023

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How to visit


Palace + Gardens
Price: 15,00€

All visits to the interior of the Palace are guided tours.

Price: 7,00€
Garden audio guide: 3,00€

Free access
  • Children under 12
Opening times

Guided Tour of the Palace*
Monday – Saturday
English – 10 am, 11:30 am, 1pm, 2:30 pm & 5 pm
French – 10:30 am, 12 pm, 1:30 pm, 3 pm & 4:30 pm
Spanish – 12:30 pm & 4 pm
Portuguese – 11 am & 3:30 pm

All visits to the interior of the Palace are guided tours.
Booking is recommended.

Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm

Last admission: 5:30 pm

*Open on public holidays.

Closing days


Largo São Domingos de Benfica, 1 – 1500-554 Lisboa

Public transports

Blue line > Sete Rios / Jardim Zoológico
+ Bus 770 or 16 min walk

Sete Rios Railway Station
+ Bus 770

Bus: 770 > Palácio Marquês Fronteira (Stop)

More details

  • Room of the Battles: several panels with scenes from the Restoration War.
  • Dining Room: adorned with fresco panels, portraits of Portuguese aristocrats and with notable Delft tiles representing naturalistic scenes.
  • Terrace of Arts: decorated with tiles illustrating the arts and mythological creatures.
  • Chapel: from late 16th century.
  • Kings Gallery: features the busts of King John V, King Joseph, Queen Mary I.
  • Gardens: decorated with architectural elements such as the Knights Lake or the Fountain of Venus. Delimited by short walls adorned with tile panels and by a high wall with niches bearing lead sculptures representing roman divinities.

c.1670 – D. João de Mascarenhas, the 1st Marquis of Fronteira, orders the construction of the main building of the palace. It is intended to be a summer residence.

1755 – Lisbon Earthquake. The Palace is subject to expansion works. It becomes the family’s main residence.

1765-80 – Construction works comissioned by D. José Luís de Mascarenhas Barreto, 5th marquis of Fronteira.

(early) 19th century – Improvement works in the gardens.

1982 – Classified as a National Monument.

1987 – D. Fernando Mascarenhas establishes the Foundation of the Houses of Fronteira and Alorna.

the surroundings

  • Lisbon Zoo (1,2 km)
  • Gulbenkian Museum (2,5 km)
  • Church & Museum of São Roque (5,2 km)
  • National Coach Museum (6,2 km)
  • St. Vicente de Fora Monastery (6,3 km)
  • Mixed Martial Rice (900 m)
  • Restaurante Belmar (1 km)
  • Restaurante Viriato (1 km)
  • Origem 7 Rios (1,5 km)
  • Soul Garden (1,7 km)