"An ancient suburb" Queluz by rexvaughan

Queluz Travel Guide: 35 reviews and 164 photos

We chose to stay in Queluz because of the pousada but there is a wonderful royal palace which is probably the best example of Rococo architecture in Portugal. Queluz is only about 13 km from the heart of Lisbon and is easily accesible by train on the Sintra-Lisbon route. The palace ison the edge of town and has hosted many foreign dignitaries including the 2000 US-EU conference.

The town is a bustling little place with many of the characteristics of a suburban community but by some reports has been a settlement for about 30 centuries as they believe there was a migration from France during the Old Stone Age. The palace is a 17th century manor house built for King Pedro II and later enlarged to become a graceful palace.

  • Last visit to Queluz: Sep 2006
  • Intro Written Nov 13, 2006
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  • Oct 22, 2008 at 2:51 PM

    can somebody give me a number from Brahma cafe in Queluz please!

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    Jan 22, 2008 at 6:08 PM

    one of my very best friends grew up in queluz and i have been there many times. nice little place.

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    Nov 28, 2006 at 8:54 PM

    Quelez was a lovely place to stop, glad you got to see it on your visit! I loved that pink palace :-)

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    Nov 27, 2006 at 6:32 PM

    that big drum is obviously to wake up guests then housekeeping can do the rooms ! lovely tips, as always

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    Nov 27, 2006 at 5:25 PM

    Your "pousad" looks great and similar to the paradors where we stayed in Spain. Love your restaurant tips...I smiled about the flat screen TV with the dancer...fun stuff, especially the painted blue tree.

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