Palace of Queluz

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Come and discover this palace and its historic gardens, which are one of the most extraordinary examples of the harmonious connection between landscape and architecture in Portugal.

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The Palace of Queluz 18th-century palace, one of the last great Rococo buildings to be designed in Europe. It was conceived as a summer retreat for Dom Pedro of Braganza. It served as a discreet place of incarceration for Queen Maria as her descent into madness continued in the years following Dom Pedro’s death. Following the destruction by fire of the royal residence in 1794, Queluz Palace became the official residence of the Portuguese prince regent, John VI, and his family. It remained so until the Royal Family fled to the Portuguese colony of Brazil in 1807 following the French invasion of Portugal. In this palace you can see its magnificent gardens designed following the Versailles style, and its beautiful and unique decorations.

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