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National Palace of Queluz

Local name: Palácio Nacional de Queluz

Palácio Nacional e Jardins de Queluz to a complex consisting of a palace and gardens. The original interiors of the palace as well as interesting and well-kept gardens are available for visitors. The palace has a huge library Biblioteca de Arte Equestre D. Diogo de Braganca, containing horse riding collections. One of the wings of the palace, which was built in the 18th century by the architect Manuel Caetano de Sousa, is now guest rooms for foreign heads of state visiting Portugal. On the other hand, concerts and recitals often take place in the north wing of the palace.

The Rococo palace was built in 1747 as the summer residence of Pedro de Braganca, the future king of Pedro III. After his death in 1786, it was a place of peaceful retreat for his wife Maria I. From 1794 it was the official residence of the Prince Regent and his family until his escape to Brazil in 1807. Since 1908, it is a state property, available to visitors as a national asset and tourist destination.


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    National Palace of Queluz map
    Largo Palácio de Quelu 2745-191 Queluz , Portugal