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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 5 days ago

We got the train to Sintra out to Queluz. This train starts in Estacao do Rossio in Lisbon. It's about a 15 minute walk from the train station to the Palace. But believe me, the walk is well worth it, when You arrive in this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ComfortablyNumb133
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are a tremendous number of chateaux, palaces and other royal attractions in Europe but I dare say this one was very impressive and not crowded!! It not only presented an incredible selection 18th and 19th century furniture, decor and artwork, but the ceiling murals...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Niobe_B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful rooms, 'a la' NT. Mirrors everywhere, splendid state rooms, dining rooms, many paintings and antique furniture. Lovely gardens including a canal. Don't forget your camera.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ray J
Reviewed November 7, 2018

This baroque masterpiece created by European craftsmen and designers, was a really good visit in the autumn of 2018. We had a great conversation with a highly knowlegable guide at the beginning of our self guided tour. This guy really knew his arts & crafts....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Aubrey110
Reviewed November 6, 2018

If you are in the area don't miss the Palace. It's a very beautiful place, surrounded by nice places to eat .

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 900Olivia
Reviewed October 23, 2018

It is worth making the trip out of Lisbon to see this palace and unlike Sintra it is not heaving with tourists. We went to Quelux for the afternoon after visiting visiting the Palacio dos Marqweses de Fronteira in the morning. We caught the train...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

We were here for a farewell dinner of our cruise ship cohort, and had a reception in the lovely garden area, which is very photogenic. The interior of the palace, to my mind, is standard European chateau ilk.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RebelVirginia
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Queluz National Palace is most definitely worth going. Especially in the high season when all the Lisbon monuments are jammed with tourists. To reach it just take the train from Rossio Station to Sintra and exit at Queluz train station. A precious miniature of a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Forget Pena with the long lines (waited one hour to get in and one and half hours to go through) was not worth the wait The gardens in Queluz are like Versailles and the interior beautiful A must go

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

This is a small palace but worth a visit and if you can, attend a concert in the ballroom. Attended a piano concert of Boris Berezovsky.....the right ambiance to benefit from an almost private performance

Date of experience: October 2018
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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
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.
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!