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{travel inspiration | places : the national palace, queluz}

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{travel inspiration | places : the national palace, queluz}

THIS WEEK’S PLACES is the Palácio Nacional de Queluz / National Palace in Portugal, as photographed by Anabela at Fieldguided.  Built in the 18th-century, it is one of the last great Rococo buildings designed in Europe . . .

{travel inspiration | places : the national palace, queluz}

{travel inspiration | places : the national palace, queluz}

{travel inspiration | places : the national palace, queluz}


{travel inspiration | places : the national palace, queluz}

It was conceived as a summer retreat for Dom Pedro of Braganza.  Following a serious fire in 1934, which destroyed the interior, the palace was extensively restored, and is open today to the public as a major tourist attraction.  One wing of the palace, the Pavilion of Dona Maria, built between 1785 and 1792 by the architect Manuel Caetano de Sousa, is now a guest house allocated to foreign heads of state visiting Portugal.

{travel inspiration | places : the national palace, queluz}

{travel inspiration | places : the national palace, queluz}

{travel inspiration | places : the national palace, queluz}

{travel inspiration | places : the national palace, queluz}

{travel inspiration | places : the national palace, queluz}

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[images : all photography by fieldguided]