Palácio de Queluz

The Queluz National Palace is a Portuguese 18th-century palace located at Queluz, a freguesia of the modern-day Sintra Municipality, in the Lisbon District. One of the last great Rococo buildings to be designed in Europe, the palace was conceived as a summer retreat for Dom Pedro of Braganza, later to become husband and then king consort to his own niece, Queen Maria I. It served as a discreet place of incarceration for Queen Maria as her descent into madness continued in the years following Dom Pedro's death in 1786. Following the destruction by fire of the Ajuda Palace in 1794, Queluz Palace became the official residence of the Portuguese prince regent, John VI, and his family and remained so until the Royal Family fled to the Portuguese colony of Brazil in 1807 following the French invasion of Portugal.

The twenty closest neighbours in the database:

Palácio Nacional da Ajuda (7 km), Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (7 km), Lisbon (Portugal) (11 km), Palácio Nacional da Pena (12 km), Sintra Parks (12 km), Palácio Nacional de Sintra (13 km), Palácio Nacional de Mafra (22 km), Mosteiro de Alcobaça (92 km), Mosteiro da Batalha (108 km), Porto (Portugal) (274 km), Guimarães (Portugal) (311 km), Braga (Portugal) (319 km), Seville (Spain) (323 km), Cádiz (Spain) (360 km), Córdoba (Spain) (402 km), Ronda (Spain) (424 km), Gibraltar (451 km), Finisterre (Spain) (459 km), Santiago de Compostela (Spain) (464 km), Toledo (Spain) (466 km)

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