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National Palace of Queluz

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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...more
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Largo do Palacio, Queluz 2745-191, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Palace is an overlooked attraction for sure, it is absolutely stunning both inside and out, if you have ever been to Versailles in France you will have a slight sense of deja vu as this place carries the same level of beauty and elegance...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gardens has a potencial but now it's under construction. You need to pay 5€ to see railings, excavators, waterfall without water etc. You don't get any information about it, it's just one small note which anyone can see - but it's enough to not get...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unbelievably beautiful and it only took me about 15 minutes to get here by Uber from Belém. The entrance fee was the same as to get into monastery of Jerónimos but it was infinitely nicer and had no line to get in when I went....More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, this place has a lot of history. Room interiors are orginal as left by the royal family. Take a tour in English with a tour guide. Better than the audio version. From the gardens you can see well how impressive the palace is. A...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Hans N
Reviewed May 9, 2019

Walking through this magificent baroque/rococo palace gives you a glimpse of the Portuguese Royal lifestyle in the 18-19 th centuries...the interiors of this palace are amazingly well kept, so many details to admire, lots of intriguing stories, a real gem! Make sure to provide enough...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 8, 2019

A small jewel that must be seen, especially the garden. The museum is very nice. It is like small Versaille.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 9, 2019

Rococo in style, the exquisite ornateness throughout is breathtaking. Beginning life as a 17th century hunting lodge, in the mid-1700s it was converted into the luxury summer palace we admiringly gaze at today. It was wonderful strolling through state rooms, one more embellished than the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank permia
Reviewed April 9, 2019

A short ride from Lisbon and a must see , it is in the Sintra area . This Palace is huge and beautiful very similar to Versailles, It is an amazing palace , where you can still see rooms full of the furniture , used...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 4, 2019 via mobile

We were hoping to be impressed by this palace and its gardens, but both were beyond expectations. There seemed to be an innumerable number of fully furnished palace rooms, despite the fact that the visit (expect for the magnificent equestrian collection) is all on one...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 31, 2019

This was the summer palace for the royalty of Portugal. The rooms are reminiscent of the Palace at Versailles except on a small scale. The gardens are laid out very nicely but better to visit in summer when the trees are in full growth and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Christi66
August 9, 2018|
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Response from Aydin N | Reviewed this property |
Pena palace is definitely worth visiting, both: exterior and interior are very impressive!!! Wouldn’t bother about Queluz, except of outside view, also a major part of the palace was under renovation when we were there in... More
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AVasNYC
May 15, 2017|
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Response from MaryBarryJackson | Reviewed this property |
I think 2 hours is about right, that's about the amount of time we took to see both the Palace and the gardens.
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January 8, 2017|
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
P.S. I think you will find storing luggage anywhere in Europe is difficult because of the threat of bombs!
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