Presentation on theme: "Queluz is a small city located about 15 km. from Lisbon. You can go there by train in a short 20 minute trip. In town is the Palace of Queluz, the summer."— Presentation transcript:
Queluz is a small city located about 15 km. from Lisbon. You can go there by train in a short 20 minute trip. In town is the Palace of Queluz, the summer residence of kings and queens of Portugal. The construction of the palace was made in several phases, starting in 1747 and finally finishing in The palace became state property in 1908 and now is open to the public. Many people compare Queluz to Versailles. Both have magnificent rooms, original furnishings and luxurious gardens.
Aerial view of the palace and the beautiful gardens.
Guards at the main entry.
Magnificent throne room.
Very elaborate wall decorations.
The music room.
A corridor with ceramic tile wall decorations.
A royal carriage.
Bedroom named The Don Quixote room.
The Queen's dressing room.
The bedroom named Empire Room Sometimes even the Queen has to go… But she is afraid of spiders! So she keeps a potty in her room!
The palace is full of many art objects and stylish furniture.
Each room is adorned with glass or crystal chandeliers.
Portraits of former queens and kings are on many walls.
Everyone is carrying something on his head.
You are invited to a tea party.
They are happy that in Portugal Thanksgiving is not celebrated.
We feel like we are in a glass menagerie!
Another beautiful chandelier.
Time is running away.
The Ambassador's Room.
Gold honeycomb ceiling. (Bad location for the smoke detector)
Each dog has his own fan.
The gardens have many statues and fountains.
He is surrounded by huge fish.
Pictures and Presentation by Dan Calistrat See you on our next trip Bye-bye