Six kilometres north of Mafra on the Gradil road is the Tapada de Mafra, once the extensive hunting grounds of the Mosteiro Palácio Nacional de Mafra. The park is still entirely walled, and there are wild boar and deer within, though it’s now set up for public visits for walks, bike rides and other activities. Access to the trails is limited to certain hours in the morning and afternoon, and it’ll take two or three hours to get round. There are also falconry displays and children’s and family activities, while at weekends and public holidays, you can tour the park on a road train.

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