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 . . .
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.