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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Largo do Palacio, Queluz 2745-191, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Queluz Palace at opening time on Saturday 7 September 2019. Best time to visit as crowds are smaller making it easier to move around. The visit was affronted as an addition to the itinerary of a guided tour by Mercury holidays. Our guide Maria...More

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

Unquestionably in the TOP FIVE PERCENT of restaurants I have been, and that is WORLD WIDE. from the ambience, presentation, service and food preparation, few places compare. Will be going back again. The fresh fish is the best I've had in Portugal.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very reach inside. A lot of arts and decorations. The gardens are large and nice, with few statues in good state yet lack unique attributes. Compared to Versay Palace it is small and not as ruvvishing. Compared to Pena and the other outter palaces it...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Yoavatz
Reviewed August 8, 2019 via mobile

A really great palace, interesting QUIET in the morning and taking photos inside was no problem, the gardens outside matched the inside Recommended tour

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank davidanth0nyc
Reviewed August 5, 2019

This is a very worthy place to visit, within Lisbon metropolitan area, just a quick ride on the commuter train from Rossio station, then you must walk for 15 minutes, still within the city to the palace. The place itself is very elegant, and tastefully...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 17, 2019 via mobile

Easy to get to from Lisbon by train. Exit at the main exit and not the back back. Get a taxi as its too far to walk. It didn't cost much, but its too far to walk. No queues at the Palace and hardly saw...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 12, 2019 via mobile

Seems that everyone is on the way to Pena Palace so that this place sometimes felt like our own. No huge crowds you would see in Versailles or Schoenbrunn. This may be why it felt more intimate. After the tour of the interior there is...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 10, 2019

This is a wonderful stop on the way to Sintra and should not be missed. The tour of the palace has explanations in English. When we visited the lower gardens were closed for some work, but the formal gardens were lovely and it was interesting...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 30, 2019

Had it not been for a cloudy day which stopped us visiting the Moorish castle and Pena park we might have missed going to this Royal Palace situated as it is halfway between Lisbon and Sintra (but actually so easy to get to by train)...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Terry R
Reviewed June 24, 2019

This is as good as the Palacio in Sintra. Great garedns, enormous grounds and and interesting story.

Date of experience: June 2019
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July 30, 2019|
Response from Petra V | Reviewed this property |
in general the queluz palace is much less crowded then the pena palace, in my opinion not necessary to buy a skip the line pass for this palace!
July 30, 2019|
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Response from EssexBilly | Reviewed this property |
Let me be clear. The parking is not limited. Drivers are not supposed to park right in front of the palace itself as it ruins photographs. Opposite the palace is where one parks - a huge space.
August 9, 2018|
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Response from EssexBilly | Reviewed this property |
Queluz isn't a castle - it's a former C18 royal palace. A good dramatic castle would be Manaon - it depends if it's on your route.