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 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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  • Extraordinary. We were looking for a palace to stage a special event. Ten years ago we were in Venice and did not think we could match that. We did in Queluz. The Throne Room was the perfect setting.....  more
    Extraordinary. We were looking for a palace to stage a special event. Ten years ago we were in Venice and did not think we could match that. We did in Queluz. The Throne Room was the perfect setting.....  more »
  • We came to the palace on our way from Lisbon airport to Ericeira. Parking outside the palace was plentiful and free. It was around €10 each to get in and we also got an audioguide for a couple of.....  more
    We came to the palace on our way from Lisbon airport to Ericeira. Parking outside the palace was plentiful and free. It was around €10 each to get in and we also got an audioguide for a couple of.....  more »
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  • If you’re visiting Lisbon in Portugal, the Palace in the small town of Queluz is worth a visit. The palace boasts beautiful kept rooms, a tremendous ballroom, and the best part of all, beautifully kept gardens. It’s like a scene out of a movie! Plenty of room for crowds, even though their were none on the day we went. Great way to learn about one of Portugal’s monarchy’s and it’s history. Audio guides are available for your mobile also in various languages!
  • Stunning national palace with original features, some of the state rooms are beautiful. We had the place to ourselves on a Tuesday. It’s a bit off the beaten track but well worth the trek - you could easily spend an afternoon enjoying the gardens too.

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