The Palace and Gardens
Maria Inês Ferro
- Part of Scala’s prestigious series on Portugal’s most important historical monuments
- Over 100 beautiful images of the splendid palace
Among the royal palaces of Portugal, Queluz occupies a special place. Within this restful estate at the gateway to Lisbon, yet at the same time far removed from the duties of court life, the splendours of an elegant and carefree way of life were frittered away during a period of history that witnessed the destruction of Lisbon by the earthquake in 1755 and the eventful flight of the Portuguese royal family to Brazil in 1807. Concerned with the systematic defence of heritage, IPPAR has published this comprehensive guide to the interiors of the palace and its extensive gardens, which are now over 250 years old.