"National Palace of Queluz" Queluz by NunoF

Queluz Travel Guide: 35 reviews and 164 photos

In 1747, D. Pedro, younger son of King Jo?o V, commissioned Mateus Vicente to transfore his 17th-century hunting lodge into a Rococo summer palace (this lodge was a former property of the Marquis of Castelo Rodrigo, but it was confiscated after the Restauration in 1640).
The central section, including a music room and chapel was then built, but after Pedro's marriage in 1760 to the future Queen Maria I, the palace was again extended. The French architect, Jean-Baptiste Robillion, added the sumptuous Pavilion and gardens, cleared space for the Throne Room and redesigned the Music Room.

Since then the Queluz Palace is sometimes compared to the Versailles Palace because of all that sumptuous new rooms. Unfortunately they aren't in their best conditions, everytime i travel abroad I always think about it when I visit some beautiful palaces and castles wich are kept in good conditions.

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