Belém National Palace

Local namePalácio Nacional de Belém
LocationBelém, Almada, Portugal

The palace was built in the 18th century in what is now a historical part of Lisbon. Consisting of five buildings, the complex is a beautiful architectural gem, combining features of Baroque and Mannerist styles. It has been used as the official residence of Portugal's president since 1910.

It also houses the Presidential Museum, which focuses on the history of the republic. If lucky, you can see Changing of the Guard near the entrance of the complex.

How do you know that the president is in Belém? A green flag with the national coat of arms is raised. The nearest train station is Belém.

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Opening hours

Belém Palace: Sat: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Museum: Tue - Sun: 10 am - 6 pm
(Last admission at 5:30 pm.)

Changing of the Guard: 3rd Sunday of each month at 11 am

Closed on Jan 1, Easter weekend, May 1, Dec 24 and 25.


Combined ticket to the Belém Palace and the museum:
Adults: €5
Students, seniors: €3.50
Children (up to 14): free

Adults: €2.50
Students, seniors: €1.50
Children (up to 14): free

Note: Free admission every Sunday and during holidays till 1 pm.

More information and contact


Official Website


Museum Info


Phone +351 21 361 4600

Address Calçada da Ajuda, 1349-022 Lisboa, Portugal

Coordinates 38°41'53.386" N -9°12'2.583" E

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