National Palace of Queluz, Queluz

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Historic Site
Admire the extravagant royal collection and gardens of National Palace of Queluz, originally built as a summer residence for the royal family of Portugal. Construction began in 1747 at the request of the future King Pedro III, who would later serve as the consort of Queen Maria I. It became a favorite of Portuguese royalty, who resided here permanently from 1794 until 1807, when they fled to Brazil during the French invasion. Walk inside to view the mix of Baroque, Rococo, and neoclassical styles that reflect the Court's evolving tastes. Browse the opulent collection of paintings, carpets, furniture, ceramics, and porcelains, and then wander through the gardens scattered with statues, fountains, and areas to relax. On certain days there are demonstrations of falconry and traditional 18th century court riding, so check the website for scheduling. Plan to visit National Palace of Queluz during your Queluz vacation using our convenient Queluz vacation trip planner.
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  • All Brazilians should meet for our story begins in this castle where he lived and voveu Don Pedro I and your family have to meet this castle has a historical importance.
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  • Attraction not to be missed! You can go by train from Rossio station in Lisbon, a short 10 minute walk. This Palace has a special meaning for the Brazilians because D Pedro I was born and died. It has manicured gardens.
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  • Did the visit using the same line of train to Sintra and went on foot to the site. The Palace makes juz to the imaginary we have this type of construction beyond the local bear on characters who were in Brazil as Carlota Joaquina and Dom Pedro I (Pedro IV of Portugal).
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  • This is a very well preserved monument with a amazing tiled waterway . The interior is homely and we'll presented. Staff friendly but not well informed. They started to shut windows by 5.30 although open till 7 that was a bit unsettling. The grounds are beutifull but the area not inspiring so not a pleasant country drive. But from Cascais be took the coastal road then drove Inland.
  • Stunning 18th/19th century building. Bright exterior, intricate details. Interior maqnificent. Definitely a place where royalty lived. Beautiful, peaceful gardens. I had a lovely sandwich and fresh orange juice from the in house cafe. Definitely a place worth visiting.
  • One of the last palaces of Portuguese royalty before their demise. It is a Rococo masterpiece, using every architectural embelishment known to 18th century society, and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. Leave at least an hour for the pa;ace and thirty more minutes for the gardens, although it is worth a morning's discovery
  • Really enjoyed and was fortunate enough to meet some horses. The on site cafe is also of a good standard
  • Hidden away on the road to Sintra, this is a good palace to visit. It's rather empty, due to the fact that it was a holiday palace, but the architecture is beautiful and worthwhile visiting.