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National Gardens and Palace of Queluz

15 minutes between Lisbon and Sintra, the Gardens and National Palace of Queluz offer an amazing view of the splendour experienced by the Portuguese royal family.

The gardens of the National Palace of Queluz where the setting for the Royal Family parties, they are perfectly integrated with the Palace overall architecture and present several sculptress and other creations inspired by the classical mythology.

What to see:

  • Grand cascade
  • Hanging garde of Neptune
  • The family gate
  • Nereid’s lake
  • Neptune’s lake
  • Medallions lake
  • Dragons lake
  • Shells lake
  • Botanical gardens
  • Labyrinth garden
  • Malta garden
  • Tea pavilion
  • Robillion pavillion
  • Tiled canal
  • Fountain of Neptune
  • Portuguese school of equestrian art
  • Stables
  • Sycamore square

The royal Palace itself is a landmark of the Portuguese 18th and 19th century architecture including several examples of the baroque, rococo and neo-classical creations.

What to see:

  • Tiles corridor
  • Hall of the embassadors
  • Dom Quixote room
  • Queen Maria pavillion
  • Music room
  • Throne room

Opening hours

  • High season – 09:00 am to 19:00 pm (last ticket: 18:00)
  • Low season – 09:00 am to 17:30 pm (last ticket: 17:00)

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How to arrive

  • From Lisbon: Queluz train on Sintra line
  • From Estoril/Cascais: Queluz train on Cascais line. Or, Vimeca bus number 106

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