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National Palace of Mafra

Mafra is aproximately 4 miles from Quinta do Brejo. In this locality you may find one of the most emblematic works of Portuguese Barroque Style. A monumental Palace and Monastery started in 1717 by D. João V of Portugal, due to a promise that the young Paulo Lourenço made if the Queen D. Maria Ana of Austria gave him descendants. Classified as a National Monument in 1910, was a finalist for one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal, July 7th, 2007.

Tapada Nacional de Mafra

With 1187 acres, surrounded by a Wall of 13 miles long, the Tapada de Mafra has a great diversity of animal and plant species. The area is divided into three since 1828, the first one with 360 acres under military administration and actually the Military Centre of Physical Education and Sports.