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Queluz Gardens

Queluz Gardens in sintra

The sumptuous gardens of Queluz, which were organised fron1760 onwards, on the occasion of the marriage of the Infante Dom Pedro to the future Queen Maria I, reveal a scenographic conception of considerable vision, which must be attributed to the architect Robillion and the Dutch gardener Joseph van der Kolk, according to the then prevailing "French taste".

The ponds and fountains, the numerous rococo statues, the marble vases, dividing and strictly demarcating the carefully planned green zones, the Baroque cascades, the lakes and sizeable canal (once navigable, and decorated with 18th Century azulejos), all express a taste with attention to detail and opulent effect that enlivens the actual architectural ensemble of the Palace. One of the fountains - the Fonte de Neptuno, which came from the remains of Quinta do Senhor de Serra at Belas - is ascribed to the great Italian master Bernini.

The Palace is open from 10:00 till 13:00 and from 14:00 till 17:00.

The gardens are open from 10:00 till 17:00 (November-April) from 10 till 18:30 (May-October).

Shows of the Portuguese Cavalry School at 11:00 every Thursdays between May and October (except in August).

Entry:

Palace and Gardens : 500 Escudos (2.50 Euros)
Gardens: 100 Escudos (0.50 Euros)
Show: 1.200 Escudos (6.00 Euros)

Discounts:

Children up to 14 years old: free From 14 up to 25 years: 50% discount
From 65 years: 50% discount



 

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