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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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National Palace of Queluz reviews
This is a gem of a place. When we visited we were struck by how few visitors there were, as if people didn’t know about this palace and its history. There is some serious renovation going on , but...
This is a gem of a place. When we visited we were struck by how few visitors there were, as if people didn’t know about this palace and its history. There is some serious renovation going on , but... more »
Take the Rossio-Sintra train from Lisbon and get out 20 minutes later at the Queluz station/stop to visit this palace whose interiors and grounds, I thought as a tourist, were superior to the Palacio.... more
Take the Rossio-Sintra train from Lisbon and get out 20 minutes later at the Queluz station/stop to visit this palace whose interiors and grounds, I thought as a tourist, were superior to the Palacio.... more »
Who knew this treasure was just 15 minutes outside Lisbon?!! We visited today and were very happy to spend a couple of hours walking around this historic old palace, full of Portugal's history...
Who knew this treasure was just 15 minutes outside Lisbon?!! We visited today and were very happy to spend a couple of hours walking around this historic old palace, full of Portugal's history... more »
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!
Really interesting palace whose restoration was funded by the very friendly people of Portugal. This is a nice peak into Portugal’s past when it was a world super power. The palace is small by European standards, but that is nice because it is very walkable. Excellent examples of the styles of the time (heavy French influence). The grounds and gardens are gorgeous and well maintained. You can enjoy a fairly thorough tour in about two hours. Restaurants and bars are nearby.
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.
Beautiful palace , the interior is beautiful. The gardens really beautiful as well. The entrance was around 10 euro and took us around 1 hour tour. The place was almost empty so was no lines.
Amazing. We only went round the gardens, but I was totally taken aback at what seems to be a hidden gem. Almost no one else was there, and the gardens had a wonderfully natural feel (although formal in design). The tiles along the stream were truly astounding, and I’d imagine unique. I’ve certainly never seen anything quite like them. If you have a chance just to visit the gardens then try. It’s an inexpensive way to enjoy a lazy afternoon wandering round a bit of an oasis.
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