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Main facade o the Pailace

The Pailace o Mafra (aa cried the Ryal Pailace o Mafra) is a monumental Baroque and Italianized Neoclassical palace-monastery located in Mafra, Portugal, 28 kilometres frae Lisbon. Construction began in 1717 and wis completed in 1755. The palace was classified a National Monument in 1910, an wis also ane o the finalists o the Seven Wonders o Portugal.

On 7 Julie 2019, the Ryal Biggin o Mafra – Pailace, Basilica, Convent, Cerco Garden an Hunting Park (Tapada) wis inscribed as a UNESCO Warld Heritage Steid


The palace, which also served as a Franciscan friary, wis built during the reign o Keeng John V o Portugal , as consequence of a vow the keeng made in 1711, tae construct a convent if his wife, Queen Mariana, gave him offspring. The birth o his first daughter the Infanta Bárbara o Portugal, prompted construction o the palace tae begin. The pailace wis conveniently located near ryal hunting preserves, an wis usually a secondary residence for the ryal faimily.

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