National Palace of Queluz


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National Palace of Queluz

Only fifteen minutes from Lisbon, this National Palace was constructed as a summer palace for King Dom Pedro. It went on to be associated with numerous important figures in Portuguese history and is a site of heritage. The art collection reflects royal taste during the eighteenth and nineteenth century — from Baroque, through Rococo, to Neoclassicism.

Do & See

A true modern metropolis that can compete with any world capital in the number of attractions, Lisbon is a city that is on the up and up. Best known for its colonialist history, rich architectural tradition and Fado music, the city is perfect for long walks — hike up the hills of Alfama or at St George's Castle to get the most spectacular views. Romans, Berber pirates, Moorish builders and brutal Reconquista knights left their mark on the urban fabric of the city. Most of the best sights, restaurants and nightlife spots are situated along the river. Dive headfirst into the bohemian atmosphere of Lisbon.