National Palace of Queluz, Queluz

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web
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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  • Wonderful Palace with securities of xec. 18th and 19th centuries, as well as exotic environments the cage of wild beasts, equestrian art, library Hall of tiles, Neptune Lake, Garden p ~ ensil and others. It's worth it.
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  • Yard and interior very interesting. A lot of history of Portugal. Very impressed with Dom Pedro room. 
  • Still beautiful, with a Magnificent garden. Where our leaders receive distinguished visitors. "Maybe" is to visit. Don't hesitate!
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  • 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
  • This is one of the most beautiful Palaces I have visited. The outside had been recently restored. And the garden is very vast and beautiful. Just the garden it self is worth the visit. (It is free for residents on Sintra on every Sunday until 13h00)
  • A must visit. Interesting historic palace tied to the history of Portugal and Brazil. The gardens are also nice. Complete visit takes at least 2 hours
  • 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.
  • Just ok...I went on the way to Sintra in a quick stop by car.
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