Mafra Basilica

Some of the six organs, installed at the time of King João VI, were only finished just before the Royal Family fled to Brazil. This ambitious project was entrusted to António Machado e Cerveira and Peres Fontanes. Forgotten by the Romantics and only restored in the 20th century, this set of organs remains one of the most exceptional collections of Baroque organs in the world, designed specifically to communicate with each other in this one space. Never has such an ambitious project of this kind been undertaken. In 1999, restoration work was started under the supervision of Master Organ Builder Dinarte Machado and the organs could be enjoyed for the first time on 15th May 2010.

Terreiro D. João V | 2640 Mafra, Portugal

Telephone: (+351) 261 817 550



Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am 6.00pm (closed during services)
Sunday and Monday 9.30am to 5.30pm
Closed: Tuesdays, New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, 1st May and 25th December.