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National Palace of Queluz
Built in 1747 as a summer residence, it became a preferred place for entertainment by the royal family, who lived there permanently from 1794 until their departure for Brazil in 1807, due to the French invasion. The sparkling interior and display of furniture and works of art from the royal collections give the visitors in the 21th century a good impression of life at court at that time.
The palace is surrounded by an elegant baroque garden, made between 1747 and 1780, and designed by Jean-Baptiste Robillon. Queluz is often classified as the 'Versailles of Portugal'.
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