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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
+351 21 923 7300
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Reviewed yesterday 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

Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Nico O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At one time this was the summer palace for the royal family, but after the earthquake of 1755, it became their main palace. Three generations of kings lived in the palace. It is nicely restored with beautiful gardens and grounds. Definitely, worth a stop when...More

1  Thank Butch E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting palace and attractive gardens. However we were not pleased to be told that you had to visit the palace before the gardens, and once in the gardens you are not allowed back into the palace. Staff were abrupt and unfriendly and didn't know how...More

Thank voyageuse6024
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

This palace feels like it was kept exactly as it was left many years ago. There isn’t much else to do In queluz but it is very interesting to see if you like architecture and gardens. Stay at the pousada hotel across the street too!

1  Thank Susan J
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

What a great treasure which is not pushed so much but well worth the visit. Don't miss the gardens and the glasshouses.

1  Thank Moonbears
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Huge, beautiful palace with dozens of fully furnished rooms to see. Beautiful gardens surrounding the palace. Lots of construction work going on outside in July 2018. The gardens further from the palace were not finished yet, still lot of maintenance needs to be done. Well...More

1  Thank Mrs_Travelling
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

The Palace is huge and there is clearly a large effort in restoration of both house and gardens. Very little information is available about history or lifestyle. I will return, but with a guide.

Thank Anne T
Reviewed 10 August 2018

There's construction everywhere. No English translation on Museum label. No museum English speaking curator available.

Thank ccjmsa
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Yes, it should! But, we have to take in consideration that after having visited so many palaces in Europe, I' d like to state that this one should be in much better shape! Exquisit peaces of art and furniture in desparate need of cleanig! I'...More

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9 August 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
16 May 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.
9 January 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!