National Palace of Queluz, Queluz
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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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  • Great overall plant architecture and gardens. The Interior of the castle is of high quality. The garden is decorated with high-quality sculptures of the Baroque period.
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  • Halfway between Lisbon and Sintra, a beautiful Palace and to our amazement very little frequented. Do not rely on the façade of entry under restoration. Royal palace, summer residence, in rococo style, inside as the facades on the French gardens are beautiful.
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  • An incredible Palace. All preserved. Each room is a surprise! I was charmed by the collection of dishes. Need to visit easy, because the House is too big. Recommend!
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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.