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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  • Queluz started as a royal summer palace. Although it’s called “a mini Versailles,” the décor isn’t nearly as elaborate. For example, the ceilings are mostly painted, and the ‘marble” columns are... 
    Queluz started as a royal summer palace. Although it’s called “a mini Versailles,” the décor isn’t nearly as elaborate. For example, the ceilings are mostly painted, and the ‘marble” columns are...  more »
  • This palace is off th4 beaten track but well worth stopping for. The exterior and gardens are fantastic as is the interior state rooms and chapel. Not far from Sintra and Lisbon. Stop here. 
    This palace is off th4 beaten track but well worth stopping for. The exterior and gardens are fantastic as is the interior state rooms and chapel. Not far from Sintra and Lisbon. Stop here.  more »
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  • Doesn't cost much for so much to see. Took me a solid two hours to walk the whole palace and gardens but was actually a great experience. Cafeteria lady was super nice and informative as well. There is a nice restaurant in the old kitchen building!!
  • Beautiful Rococo design and stunning chandeliers throughout. The nobility really know how to live. Truly worth a visit. We essentially had this incredible palace to ourselves. Both exterior and interior are amazing and well worth the 10 euro entrance fee.

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