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The Queluz National Palace is a truly a hidden treasure. In the outskirts of Lisbon 20 minutes by train, lies the House of the Princess, but more commonly known, as the little Versailles. Originally built by a Spanish noble in the 16 century, as the result on the annexation attempt of Portugal to the Spanish crown in1580. Shortly after the restoration wars, the Palace has become House of the second-born sons, the princes who were destined not to be the heirs to the Crown, thus enabling them to have their own property and income. The House of Princes was known for the Court to attend the serenades, firework displays, equestrian games and bullfights, on horseback or on foot. Music always played a central role at these celebrations. The Palace serves with all its splendor until 1807 when the Portuguese Court flees to Brazil, just 1 day before the arrival of General Junot and the beginning of the Napoleonic wars. This is a relaxing 4 hour tour off the typical touristic path. Pick-up point from Lisbon Rossio train station. We buy the train ticket, if necessary. Visiting the Palace and the Gardens (entrance in price included), and I'm happy to recommend some local restaurants in the area (lunch free).
Prefered Meeting Point: Rossio Train Station
Prefered Meeting Time: 10:00 or 16:00
Is suitable for:
The price includes:
On foot, Bus/railway
You won't be charged yet.
HOW IT WORKS
1. Book the tour for the date you request.
2. You'll be notified via e-mail once the local guide confirms the date.
3. Make the payment online to complete the booking.