Top 10 Things to do in Mafra, Portugal

December 16, 2017 Ying Subia

Discover the best top things to do in Mafra, Portugal including Palacio Nacional de Mafra, Aldeia Tipica Jose Franco, Jardim do Cerco, Iberian Wolf Recovery Centre, Quinta de Sant'Ana, Aldeia Da Mata Pequena, Tapada Nacional de Mafra, Manzwine, Livraria Passado dos Livros, Clube Hipico Quinta de Santo Antonio.
Restaurants in Mafra

1. Palacio Nacional de Mafra

Terreiro Dom Joao v, Mafra 2640-492, Portugal +351 261 817 550
Excellent
59%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 888 reviews

Palacio Nacional de Mafra

Reviewed By CMT-JWT - Montreal, Canada

Slightly off the main tourist route, this is an essential visit into history, with the exceptional library as the climax. Keep an eye out for tromp d'oeil ceilings and inhale the history at the library. Read about the history before, or absorb it on arrival, Well worth the visit.

2. Aldeia Tipica Jose Franco

Estrada Nacional 116, Mafra 2640-578, Portugal +351 261 815 420
Excellent
54%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 246 reviews

Aldeia Tipica Jose Franco

Reviewed By Ana M - Porto, Portugal

Very nice place, with lots of crafts representing several Portuguese typical activities. A treat for the young ones. The work overall is superb, a dream of its creator, but the shop not that good. Tourist prices, not that friendly staff. Again, no changing room. This is absurd. A place for the young ones without a diaper changing station? We ended up changing the diaper on the top of a wood, very dusty table indicated (with a frown) by the lady in the shop. I would like to go back there because the children love it and it's free!!! So. For sure is a must see, but I advise them to create a place to change little ones.

3. Jardim do Cerco

Largo General Humberto Delgado, Mafra 2640-489, Portugal +351 261 813 399
Excellent
67%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 70 reviews

Jardim do Cerco

Reviewed By Jonny J - Vasteras, Sweden

a perfect place to admire the beauty of nature with lots of romantic corners and hide-outs. Some of the most close-to-heart moments have i spent here

4. Iberian Wolf Recovery Centre

Iberian Wolf Recovery Centre | Quinta da Murta, Picão, Mafra 2665-150, Portugal +351 917 532 312
Excellent
75%
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4.5 based on 56 reviews

Iberian Wolf Recovery Centre

The Iberian Wolf Recovery Centre (IWRC) is a sanctuary for wolves who are unable to survive in the wild. It was started in 1987 with the objective of providing a suitable environment and safe haven for wolves. While providing its resident wolves with the best available care, the IWRC aims to create awareness of the wolf in its natural state as well as in captivity. In the visits you will have the opportunity to learn more about the iberian wolf: the biology, ecology, behaviour and pack life, and the threats that face this elusive predator. The enclosures that the wolves occupy are large and densely vegetated and therefore we cannot guarantee their observation. The IWRC is open to the public for guided visits on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays. All visits are subject to booking. The visits are made on foot through the public portion of the sanctuary and take about 90 minutes. Visiting hours: Winter (October to April) visits at 3:00pm and 4:30pm Summer (May to September) visits at 4:00pm and 6:00pm Visits are held in Portuguese. Bilingual visits are possible but are subject to booking and occur at 4:30pm in the winter and 6:00pm in the summer.

Reviewed By studio1667 - Cascais, Portugal

Thirty-three members of International Women in Portugal enjoyed a wet but thoroughly enjoyable Saturday morning touring the Iberian Wolf Recovery Centre under the expert guidance of Filipa Marcos. Making an appointment for a tour conducted in English was easy and driving directions from Cascais to the Centre were provided along with GPS coordinates to the bus drop off location. Although it was raining on and off we saw 6 wolves and one wearily came to the fence to investigate us. Rave reviews from all members stating what a unique experience it had been for them. Thirty-three thumbs way up for a visit with the wolves and for the great work the Centre performs.

5. Quinta de Sant'Ana

Rua Direita 3, Gradil, Mafra 2665-113, Portugal +351 261 963 550
Excellent
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5 based on 40 reviews

Quinta de Sant'Ana

Quinta de Sant’Ana is a stunningly beautiful, family-run property, just 30 minutes drive from Lisbon. A unique micro climate of cool nights, misty mornings and hot afternoons, result in fresh mineral white wines and elegant complex reds. Owners James and Ann Frost live on the estate with their seven boys and welcome visitors who wish to taste their wines. Winemaker: Antonio Macanita.

Reviewed By JaninedeBric - Denver, Colorado

Quinta Sant'Anna tops a hill within the town of Gradil, near Mafra, and about an hour's drive up from Lisbon. The quinta encompasses several buildings in sunny colors, staging places for wine tasting, the winery workings, the cellar, the vineyards, a loja, and the quinta's chapel shellacked with azulejos--the beautiful blue storytelling tiles of Portugal. Our tasting coordinator, Louise, a Brit, organized a nice flow of wines from a bright Verdelho to the quinta's rose, to a procession of reds tasted overlooking the barrels. Every wine was well-made from estate grapes, giving a real sense of the quinta's beneficial location in a tidy valley about 12km from the ocean. The wines were paired with Alentejo cheeses and tostas, and she had us sample a couple of other wines when she noted our interests. We visited on a bright Thursday around noon; the quinta hosts weddings nearly 4 days out of 7 in the summer, and though set-up was well underway for the afternoon's celebration, we were not rushed or fussed over. Instead, we were charmed by the wines, the gorgeous setting, and the people creating it all. An excellent example of a family-run quinta with lovely wines.

6. Aldeia Da Mata Pequena

Mata Pequena, Mafra 2640-401, Portugal
Excellent
67%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 44 reviews

Aldeia Da Mata Pequena

Reviewed By PauloSG - Lisboa

You may stay in a pleasant hotel with all amenities at your disposal. But if you choose another way, you could stay in a "simple" house, packed with tradition, quite and comfort, in a (very) small village. The owners are extraordinary pleasant and nice and will make you feel like you are at home.

7. Tapada Nacional de Mafra

En9-2 | Portao do Codecal, Mafra 2640-602, Portugal +351 261 814 240
Excellent
37%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 166 reviews

Tapada Nacional de Mafra

Reviewed By brentshall21

We enjoyed our parkland hike in Tapada Nacional de Marta...the former great bring grounds for a Portuguese king, the park provides a variety of activities and programming for a wide variety of audiences.
Unfortunately we visited during the low season, with almost no planned activities, so we hiked the shortest hike with our 2, 9, and 11 year old. We encounter wild boar who crossed the hiking path right in front of us! We also spied some deer from afar trying to get in the shade from the heat of the day.
They have a nice little gift shop but not all the employees speak fluent English which is totally ok, except we had a miscommunication in that the credit card machine was down and we had to run down to Mafra to get cash out of the bank and pop back in to pay for our time in the park...so recommend you bring cash along as well.

8. Manzwine

Largo da Praca 8-A, Mafra 2640-160, Portugal +351 21 927 9468
Excellent
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4.5 based on 24 reviews

Manzwine

Manzwine is not only a wine project but also the revival of a tradition. Come to visit our project and taste the unique and precious single-varietal white wine made with the grape Jampal. Manzwine is the only certified producer in the world of this grape. It's for sure one of a kind. Visit the winery, museum, roman bridge and finish with tasting of 6 wines!

Reviewed By EONIO - Belo Horizonte, MG

Our journey began in Brazil, where we first met Mr. Manz, André. An open-minded and international entrepreneur. He was our host in Cheleiros - Mafra for a couple of hours telling histories about his well equipped wine House and facilities. We tasted some of his best wines and I can tell you: they are good. I recomend.

9. Livraria Passado dos Livros

Rua Jose Maria da Costa 24, Mafra 2640-496, Portugal +351 261 148 682
Excellent
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5 based on 4 reviews

Livraria Passado dos Livros

Reviewed By barlaventoexpert - Malveira, Portugal

This establishment could not have been more helpful and assisted me in tracking down the nephew of a Portuguese Author who had written a monograph on the history of Portuguese activities over the centuries in Mombasa, Kenya Highly helpful & recommended

10. Clube Hipico Quinta de Santo Antonio

Rua de Santo Antonio, Vale de S. Giao | Milharado, Venda do Pinheiro, Malveira, Mafra 2665-382, Portugal +351 911 040 556
Excellent
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5 based on 4 reviews

Clube Hipico Quinta de Santo Antonio

Escola de Equitação com aulas para todos a partir dos 6 anos Ensino e desbaste de cavalos Aluguer de boxes Piscina e aluguer de espaço para festas. Semanas de Estágio de Verão para jovens cavaleiros

Reviewed By Nuno M

Foi uma verdadeira surpresa, comida ,sobremesas e carta de vinho excelente, simpatia dos funcionários, espaço bonito e acolhedor voltado para um picadeiro...muito bonito!!voltaremos certamente

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