OUTSIDE LISBON/SINTRA
PALÁCIO NACIONAL DE QUELUZ
PALÁCIO NACIONAL DE QUELUZ
OUTSIDE LISBON/SINTRA
Palácio Nacional de Queluz
Palácio Nacional de Queluz

Unavoidable reference in the Portuguese architectural heritage, the National Palace of Queluz illustrates the evolution of the Court's taste in eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, a period marked by the baroque, rococo and neo-classicism. Erected in 1747 on the initiative of King D. Pedro III, Queen D. Maria I consort, it was designed as a summer palace, becoming the favourite space of leisure and entertainment of the Royal Family, who in 1794 moved in permanently until the departure for Brazil in 1807, following the French invasions. It was also the place of birth and death of King D. Pedro I of Brazil and IV of Portugal. Also noteworthy are the Palace’s gardens covering about 16 hectares of the former Real Quinta de Queluz. Scenery of memorable parties given by the Royal Family, especially between 1752 and 1786, it has an important landscape and heritage value, being considered one of the most important historical gardens of Portugal.

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ADDRESS

Largo do Palácio

2745-191 Queluz
38.7506223537819, -9.25814395054021
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CONTACT
(+351) 214 343 860 info@parquesdesintra.pt
SCHEDULE

Winter schedule: 9h-17h30 (last admission 17h). Summer schedule: 9h-19h (last admission 18h).

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