National Palace of Queluz

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National Palace of Queluz
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Royal residence of two generations of monarchs, only fifteen minutes away from Lisbon, the National Palace of Queluz is intimately linked with significant figures in Portuguese history. Today it constitutes a major heritage site in Portuguese architecture and landscaping, and contains an important collection which reflects royal taste during the eighteenth and nineteenth century - from Baroque, through Rococo, to Neoclassicism.
Suggested duration
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK4 955 contributions
Palace just OK, lovely gardens
Jun 2021
National palace and gardens but rather sad looking as you pull up immediately outside the building and you wonder have I got the correct place? It is a large building with a couple of very impressive rooms but nothing compared to the level of luxury in other European palaces. The gardens though are excellent and were actually the highlight although this of course might be seasonally dependant.. It is a bit of a journey out of Lisbon centre by public transport but easy by road with lots of parking immediately outside.
Written 24 July 2021
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany4 772 contributions
Had higher expectations
Apr 2021
I arrived to the castle by train from Lisbon, it is the station Queluz Belas. Then you have to walk for around 15 minutes. I found the entrance price a bit high compared to what the Palace offers. As some people have said, it is not comparable to Versailles or Peterhof even though it is marketed as such. You get to see some nice rooms inside and the gardens are also nice but not that impressive. Maybe in summer they look better? I would say just come here if you have a lot of days in Lisbon anyway. Otherwise better to focus on the attractions in Sintra.
Written 30 April 2021
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Johanna Salonen
Turku, Finland29 contributions
Wonderful place to visit/ upea vierailukohde
Jan 2020 • Friends
Decided to have a small day trip from Lisbon to Queluz Palace. Might be one of the favorite places I've ever been. Definitely a lot to see and easy to get to know yourself. Interested to see exotic wallpaper, art, beautiful garden, glazed tiles and the lifestyle of nobles? This is the right destination.

Loistokas ja upea kohde, johon on helppo tehdä puolikkaan päivän retki Lissabonista. Etenkin lokakuussa 2019 kohde oli vapaana muista turisteista ja palatsia sai katsoa kaikessa rauhassa.

Paljon nähtävää ja tarjoaa laajan katsauksen ylhäisön ja aatelisten elämään. Näkyvillä mm. Eksoottisia esineitä, kauniita kaakeleita, hevoskärryjä, kattokruunuja ja -maalauksia sekä suuri puutarha kasvihuoneineen. Helppo tutustua itsenäisesti: tarjolla elektorinisia ytimekkäitä tietoruutuja.
Written 3 December 2020
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CP.
Pinhal Novo, Portugal83 contributions
Beautiful palace and surrounding gardens
Oct 2020 • Family
Peaceful visit to the Queluz palace and gardens. The Palace is well maintain and it’s worthy the visit. The gardens kind of remind me Versailles gardens with labyrinths and fountains - in a much smaller size but very pretty and enjoyable!
Written 23 October 2020
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Malgorzata
10 441 contributions
Impressive
Sep 2019
The Queluz National Palace is the residence of several Portuguese kings, such as D. Pedro III, his wife, Maria I and his son D. Pedro IV. It is a heritage in Portuguese architecture. Together with its historic gardens are one of the most unusual examples of the harmonious combination of landscape and palace architecture in Portugal.They illustrate the evolution of court style in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, during the Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassical periods.A beautiful garden and a beautiful palace.You can relax there .Very good for families with children. Has a cafeteria and toilet. It's very easy to park. It is absolutely worth visiting.
Written 21 June 2020
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LostALot22
Chicago, IL10 313 contributions
Nice Palace
Feb 2020 • Business
The palace was very nice. The day that I was there it was raining kinda hard so that limited walking outside somewhat. I like the old palaces of Europe and this one was pretty nice. I enjoyed the view into the past.
Written 26 March 2020
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Fouregas
United States5 240 contributions
Feel like past it's prime..
Mar 2020 • Friends
Perhaps back when it's new it probably was glorious. Now it looks kind of run down though there seems to be rénovation being done here and there.

Nevertheless even at it's prime, this Palace is not even closed to Versailles or those in St Petersburg.

On this visit there's only a handful of tourists, sad.
Written 17 March 2020
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jonahNJ
Pennington, NJ10 776 contributions
The ornate summer palace
Sep 2019
During our journey through Portugal, my wife and I visited this Palace on a beautiful September morning. This would be a magnificent palace any time of the year. Once I learned that it was constructed to be the summer palace of King Dom Pedro, I was even more impressed with this “part/time” residence. With all of its windows and gorgeous gardens and location, it was the perfect summer residence in Portugal—indeed fit for a King! One interesting fact I learned during my visit is that King Dom Pedro wife was also his niece, Maria, the former Princess of Brazil.

As is fitting for a palace, all of the rooms ranged from very spacious to cavernous. Though the palace seems to have a strong French influence, it was actually constructed under the supervision of Portuguese architect Mateus Vicente de Oliveira. I was particularly impressed with the palace’s chapel. This chapel would be impressive in any cathedral, never mind a private residence.

As magnificent as the interior of the palace is, the ground in the front and rear were just as beautiful, especially the lower gardens in the rear of the palace.

As with any palace, the Palacio de Queluz is very large and requires a great deal of walking (which is well worth the time). However, I would recommend using a guide to tour the house so that all of the details and history can be fully appreciated.
Written 10 March 2020
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Froukje W
Amsterdam3 contributions
Versailles in Portugal!
Mar 2020
Immens palace where it was wonderfully tranquil on a sunny Monday morning. What a beauty, what an enormous amount of mirrored wall & doors, beautiful chandeliers and intimate dining, sleeping and living quarters that belonged to long ago Portugese royals. Not to be missed: the gardens, fountains and stables.
Written 2 March 2020
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John M
47 contributions
Research
Feb 2020
At first one was not sure what or where to go but once we found the entrance we were up and running. This is a worthwhile visit and although a little ‘musty’ was very informative with beautiful rooms. The gardens were interesting too, particularly given it was a winters visit. The shop was nice and the cafe simple but delightful.
Written 15 February 2020
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