National Palace of Queluz, Queluz

#6 of 14 in Historic Sites in Sintra Municipality
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 your National Palace of Queluz visit and explore what else you can see and do in Queluz using our Queluz trip maker website .
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  • Who was the Versailles will feel that this is very similar but very calm and peaceful. I felt transported in Portuguese and Brazilian history. I met a d. Pedro I very brave, as they don't teach in the history of Brazil. The Palace is beautiful! The beautiful gardens! Make sure you know is very close to Lisbon.
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  • I got to know some history of Portugal from this palace. Worth to visit. Very nice garden and place itself is gorgeous!  more »
  • Everything is beautiful whether the Palace, the gardens (Botanical Garden is worth a visit). Easy access by train from Lisbon.
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  • The palace is very well preserved and the luxurious architecture and the furnitures signifies a fall of a previous powerful and wealthy empire. It has strong religious feeling and beautiful decorations. I hope I could have time to slowly walks in the gardens but in a hurry I could only retrospectively look at the images I made. A must go place in this great city.
  • Exquisite palace near Lisbon that's well preserved and full of history. Best seen with a guide that'll explain the significance in each room, though audio sets are available. Gift store is ridiculously expensive - As if they think we're as rich as the kings that once lived there.
  • Worth a visit but still seems to require a lot more renovation, especially in the gardens. Smelled very musty, great to see a lot of the original furniture of this Summer palace.
  • The palace must be beautiful, but the assistant in ticketing it's hard to deal with so we didn't enter. She was asked by a Spanish lady to call a taxi, at first she didn't want and said she could only give the number for the lady to call herself, at second she could call from the field line, and finally decided to call from her own phone. Was at the phone waiting and the line of customers grew. At some point she just hung up and call again consecutively and said "boring". Also, the said the ticket is free every first Sunday. After all, it's only between 10am as 2pm in this day. We gave up because of the misinformation and the assistant and didn't visit the palace.
  • Really beautiful building both inside and out. The gardens are still under quite a bit of construction but it is easy to tell that one day they will be great. The day we visited it was over 90 degrees F outside and it was very cool and nice inside. Took us about 90 minutes start to finish to walk the inside and out.

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