Tuesday, 6 February 2018

2017’s most visited Monuments, Palaces and Museums

The Direcção Geral de Património (DGCP) presented 2017’s results concerning visits to the Portuguese Monuments, Palaces and Museums.

As expected, and somewhat reflecting the continuous growth of tourists visiting Portugal, the number of visits to the Portuguese most important sites has increased in 8,9% when comparing to 2016.

If you look to the top 6, the Castelo de São Jorge is by far Portugal’s most visited monument, with
1.970.858 visitors, followed by Mosteiro dos Jerónimos  with 1.166.7933, then the Torre de Belém with 575.875, Mosteiro da Batalha with 492.093, the Palácio Nacional de Mafra with 377.961 and finally the Convento de Cristo in Tomar with 354.763 visitors.

In regards to museums, MAAT – Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia surpassed its numbers reaching 375.000 visitors, followed closely by Museu Nacional dos Coches with 350.254, the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga in third and in fourth place the Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

Sintra also has its place in this list, Parques de Sintra and Monte da Lua shared the numbers of 2017 and Sintra’s palaces, monuments and parks welcomed 3.19328 visitors, with Palacio da Pena as the most visited one.

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