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Queluz National Palace by Trish Meyer

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The Queluz National Palace, an 18th-century palace located at Queluz in Portugal,
is a National Monument of both civic and historical significance. 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.

Work on the palace began in 1747 under the architect Mateus Vicente de Oliveira.
Although much smaller, the palace is often referred to as the Portuguese Versailles.
In 1908, it became the property of the state.


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A serious fire in 1934 gutted the interior of the palace. Subsequently it was extensively
restored and today is open to the public as a major tourist attraction.

Information from Tour Guide and Wikipedia.

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architecture, europe, historical, national monument, palace, portugal, queluz, travel, 1000 views

I love the endless photographic opportunities provided by world around me, from the abundance of nature in my own backyard to historic and scenic worldwide destinations.
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Comments

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonalmost 3 years ago

    What a fabulous view! Terrific composition, wonderful colour and perfect light… terrific work, Trish!!

  • Thank you so much Mieke for your comments and fave !
    A wonderful day, with fabulous subjects both inside and out :)

    – Trish Meyer

  • Damienne Bingham
    Damienne Binghamalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful image, Trish! The formal composition utilizing the symmetry is perfect for this formal style of architecture. Lovely work!

  • Damienne, thank you so much for viewing, commenting on and adding this image to your faves !
    I was lucky enough on several occasions to dodge the bulk of my fellow tourists wandering in awe of the beauty surrounding all of us.

    – Trish Meyer

  • Bob Wall
    Bob Wallalmost 3 years ago

    Oooohhh, nice. I wanna go there.

  • Thanks Bob, the interior and contents is even more amazing !

    – Trish Meyer

  • PSL1
    PSL1almost 3 years ago

    Excellent photograph Trish. amazing colour, detail and clarity.

  • Peter, thank you so much for viewing, commenting so thoughtfully and for adding this image to your faves !

    – Trish Meyer

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 3 years ago

    Brilliant capture Trish

  • Thanks so much Andrea !

    – Trish Meyer

  • Michael John
    Michael Johnalmost 3 years ago

    Great capture of this stately place.

  • Thanks Michael !
    Stately exterior, opulent interior !

    – Trish Meyer

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alalmost 3 years ago

    A terrific shot Trish.

  • Thanks heaps Al !

    – Trish Meyer

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • Audrey, thanks so much for accepting, as well as adding this image to your personal faves !

    – Trish Meyer

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradouralmost 3 years ago

    This is a wonderful clear and detailed capture Trish

  • Thank you very much Malcolm !

    – Trish Meyer

  • Lilian Marshall
    Lilian Marshallalmost 3 years ago

    Great composition Trish of a beautiful building.

  • Lilian, thank you so much !

    – Trish Meyer

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