National Palace of Queluz, Queluz

#5 of 11 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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  • Beautiful palace and gardens. I recommend it to anyone, especially as a family trip. Ongoing restorations keep being made and need to continue so to maintain the looks of the building and surrounding greeneries.
  • It was a nice visit (we stopped over in Queluz train station, on the way to Sintra, so yes, can be done with public transport), but it didn't blow us away. Nice palace, nice gardens, but could name you 10 more worthwhile in Spain alone. Also, the combi ticket for Queluz and (a very limited amount of landmarks in) Sintra is expensive. As in indecently expensive.
  • I'm shocked that anyone in their right mind would submit a review with more than two stars. This accommodation is dated and musty and in heavy need of a remodel and refresh. Additionally, there are no activities, no pool and nothing to do. The location is suburban and close to Sinatra. The staff are very kind and helpful. We ended up leaving for more suitable location. This is not a resort in any fashion.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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