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Tickets to the National Palace of Queluz & Gardens

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  • Admire the lavishly done interiors of the palace and explore the different designs of Baroque, Rococo, and Neoclassical architecture.
  • The palace and its historical gardens are a perfect example of the harmonious link between landscape and political architecture in Portugal.
  • See royal rooms such as The Princess’s Apartments, the Music Hall, and the Ambassador’s Room. Upgrade your ticket to include a multilingual audio guide.
  • Take a stroll through the famous well-manicured gardens of Queluz and discover its many secrets, with maze-like walkways and a glittering tiled canal.
  • Tip: Don’t miss out on the ponds, fountains, and sculptures in the gardens.
  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility.
  • The audio guide is available in Portuguese, English, Spanish & French.
  • The National Palace and the Garden of Queluz are both located in Sintra, which is about 30 kilometers away from Lisbon.
  • You are welcome to take photographs. However, tripods, flash photography and selfie sticks may not be used
  • Apart from guide dogs, no other animals are allowed inside the attraction
  • Eating, smoking, and drinking are not allowed inside the palace and the garden
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

National Palace of Queluz and Gardens | A taste of royalty

If you're drawn to the allure of historic opulence and stunning architecture, the National Palace of Queluz is a must-visit gem. Located between Sintra and Portugal, this palace is an elegant testament to royal grandeur. From its unassuming exterior, step into a world of lavish rooms and beautifully landscaped Gardens that will transport you back in time. Experience the enchantment of a bygone era in this exquisite palace and its lush surroundings.

Things to know before booking your tickets to National Palace of Queluz and Gardens

  • Accessibility constraints: Certain parts of the experience may not be accessible for people with reduced mobility. Please refer to your tickets for additional information. 
  • Best time to visit: Plan your visit to the National Palace of Queluz and Gardens early in the morning, just when the attraction opens. 
  • Combo tours: Club your visit to the National Palace of Queluz and Gardens with other attractions such as the National Palace of Sintra and the National Palace of Pena and Park. 

Why visit the National Palace of Queluz and Gardens?

  • Historical significance: The National Palace of Queluz was the official residence for three generations of the Portuguese royal family. The palace is steeped in rich history and royal drama. 
  • Amalgamation of architectural styles: The National Palace of Queluz beautifully reflects the evolution of architectural styles over different periods. From Baroque and Rococo to neoclassicism, the National Palace of Queluz is a testimony to the “harmonious link between landscape and palatial architecture.” 
  • Glorious gardens: The gardens of the National Palace of Queluz are as gorgeous as the palace. You can stroll through the gardens and step back into an era that was dominated by sumptuous parties, music, art, and a relaxing ride in a gondola. 
  • Beautiful rooms: Be it the mirror-lined Throne room or the gorgeous hand-painted ceiling of the Ambassador's Room, the National Palace of Queluz is known for its grand Staterooms. 

Which National Palace of Queluz and Garden ticket is best for you?

If you are a history buff

Go for: Guided tours

Duration: 2-3 hours

Access to Palace and Gardens: Yes

Guide: Audioguide

  • Take yourself on a self-guided tour of the palace, and discover all its wonderful rooms at your own pace. 
  • Explore the palace and learn about its history with a multilingual audio guide that is available in 4 languages. 

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If you want to explore beyond

Go for: Combo tours

Duration: Up to 9 hours

Access to Palace and Gardens:  Yes

Guide: No

  • Save money by clubbing your visit to the National Palace of Queluz and Gardens with the National Palace of Pena and Sintra. 
  • You can enjoy skip-the-line entry at all the attractions, which not only helps you save time but also provides great value for money. 

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If you are short on time

Go for: Skip-the-line tickets

Duration: 1-2 hours

Access to Palace and Gardens: Yes

Guide: Audioguide

  • These tickets let you skip-the-line, and kickstart your visit to the attraction. 
  • Take a self-guided tour of the palace with an audio guide available in 4 languages. 

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If you are on a budget

Go For: Skip-the-line tickets

Duration: 2-3 hours

Access to Palace and Gardens: Yes

Guide: Audioguide

  • These tickets let you skip the line at the attractions and save you time and money. 
  • Take a self-guided tour of the palace with an audio guide available in 4 languages. 

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Cancellation policy

The following tickets: National Palace of Sintra + National Palace of Queluz and Gardens Tickets, Skip-the-line Tickets to the National Palace of Queluz and Gardens, and National Palace of Pena and Park + National Palace of Queluz and Gardens Tickets cannot be canceled or rescheduled. However, you can cancel the Skip-the-line Tickets with Audio Guide 24 hours before the experience begins to get a full refund. 

Explore the National Palace of Queluz and Gardens

Gardens of Queluz

The scenic gardens of Queluz, are a perfect place to unwind after exploring the National Palace of Queluz. Over here you can see some magnificent sculptures depicting mythological characters by John and Henry Cheere. As you wander among the lakes and fountains of the gardens of Queluz, don’t forget to admire the Tiled Canal and take a ride in the small carriage at the gardens.  

What to see at the National Palace of Queluz and Gardens?

The Throne Room

Built around 1770, the Throne Room is the largest reception hall in the National Palace of Queluz. The Throne Room was the room where Duke Pedro III and Queen Maria I hosted extravagant parties and receptions. With its exquisite sculptures, numerous mirrors, and gorgeous chandeliers, the Throne room is worth seeing.

Music Room

The Music room was the room where serenades for royal birthdays and other court celebrations took place. On the top of the dais, under the portrait of Maria I, you can see a rare Clementi pianoforte that is used even today in concerts.

Room of the Skylight

The Room of the Skylight is dominated by an imposing portrait of King Miguel I, which also happens to be the largest portrait in the National Palace of Queluz. Initially, the room was referred to as the Dark Room since it provided the royal family access to the Chapel to attend religious ceremonies without going on public display.

The Chapel

The Chapel, which was completed in 1752, is one of the oldest sections of the National Palace of Queluz and Gardens. Designed by Mateus Vincente de Oliveira, the Chapel’s woodwork is the work of master carver Silvestre Faria Lobo. The opulence of the Chapel is reflective of a style that is primarily associated with Baroque and Rococo architecture.

The Tiled Corridor

Also known as the ‘Corridor of Sleeves,’ the Tiled Corridor is a room that has been beautifully finished with tiles. These tiles depict the different seasons, continents, scenes from classical mythology, hunting parties, and chinoiseries.

Ambassador’s Room

The Ambassador’s Room was the place where concerts for Pedro III and Maria I were held. Owing to this, the room was also referred to as the ‘Hall of Columns’ or the ‘Room of Serenades.’ 1794 onwards, the room became the Ambassador’s Room since King João VI chose this room to receive nobility, court members, and diplomatic envoys and ambassadors.

Don Quixote Room

The Don Quixote Room is dominated by paintings made by Cervantes. All these paintings depicted scenes from the life of Don Quixote de la Mancha, hence the name. This room is the best-known reception room of the National Palace of Queluz and Gardens and was also the room where seven of the nine children of King João VI were born.

Upper Gardens

The upper gardens of the National Palace of Queluz and Gardens are divided into two-the Malta Garden and the Hanging or Neptune Garden. The Malta Garden was named after the Order of Malta, of whom Pedro III was the grand master. The Hanging Gardens get their name primarily from their location gardens are partially located over a reservoir that gathers excess water from Neptune’s Lake and the Amphitrite or Nereid’s Lake.

‘Canal dos Azulejos’ or the Tiled Ceramic Canal

The Canal dos Azulejos is a tiled ceramic canal that is 115 m long and spans the Gardens of Queluz from north to south. The Jamor River runs through this canal and originally, the royal family and court would take relaxing boat trips on the tranquil waters of the canal to appreciate the beauty of the fantastic landscapes that were depicted in the large tile panels.

Medallions Lake

Medallions Lake is the largest lake in the gardens of Queluz. The lake takes on a starred octagonal shape with small basins in the shape of medallions, in each of its angles. Reminiscent of a Robillion design, the Medallion Lake also includes a complicated system of spouts.

Plan your visit to the National Palace of Queluz and Gardens

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The National Palace of Queluz is open every day from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The last entry to the palace is at 5:30 PM. The Gardens of Queluz are open daily from 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM. The last admission to the gardens is at 5:30 p.m. 

Best time to visit: The best time to visit the National Palace of Queluz and Gardens is early in the morning when the palace opens. Planning your visit during this time will help you avoid crowds, long queues and even longer waiting times. 

Address: Largo Palácio de Queluz, 2745-191 Queluz, Portugal. Find on maps. 

Getting there

  • By bus: 1717

      Nearest stop: Queluz Station

  • By train: Sintra Line

     Nearest stop: Queluz-Belas or Monte Abraão Station

       

The National Palace of Queluz and Gardens has only one entrance. The entrance is a 15-minute walk from the Queluz-Belas station. 

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Restrooms
  • Parking 
  • Wear comfortable shoes, since you will be walking a lot inside the National Palace of Queluz and its Gardens. 
  • If using the audio guide, we recommend carrying your earphones for the best audio experience.
  • Photography is permitted inside the National Palace of Queluz and Gardens. However, flash photography, tripods, and selfie sticks are prohibited at the attraction. 
  • No animals, except for guide dogs, are permitted to enter the National Palace of Queluz and Gardens.
  • Eating, smoking, and drinking are not permitted inside the National Palace of Queluz and Gardens. 
  • To avoid crowds, plan your visit to the National Palace of Queluz and Gardens in the morning. 
  • Book your tickets online and in advance to save time and money. 
  • Robillion Pavilion Cafeteria: The on-site cafeteria of the National Palace of Queluz and Gardens offers some delicious food that you can enjoy while sitting in their outside dining area. 
  • Impecával: Located near the National Palace of Queluz and Gardens, Impecával is known for its delicious food and friendly service. 
  • Restaurante d’El Rei: The Restaurante d’El Rei opened its doors in 1955, and is known for its traditional Portuguese fare which includes cod, salmon, and picanha. 
  • Retiro do Palácio: With its gorgeous outdoor seating and yummy food, the Retiro do Palácio restaurant is a great place to eat after completing your tour of the National Palace of Queluz and Gardens. 
  • Belém Tower: Located 12.4 km away from the National Palace of Queluz and Gardens, the Belém Tower is a 16th-century fortification that served as the ceremonial gateway to Lisbon. It was the point from where Portuguese explorers would start and end their journey. 
  • Jerónimos Monastery: 11.6 km away from the National Palace of Queluz and Gardens is the Jerónimos Monastery. The monastery is famous for its Manueline architecture and as the final resting place for noted explorer Vasca Da Gama. 

Beyond the National Palace of Queluz and Gardens

Alcobaça Monastery
Batalha Monastery

Frequently asked questions about the National Palace of Queluz tickets

How much is a ticket to the National Palace of Queluz and Gardens?

The tickets to the National Palace of Queluz and Gardens start from €9.35. The price of the ticket also depends on the type of ticket you have purchased. 

How to book tickets to the National Palace of Queluz and Gardens?

You can easily book your tickets to the National Palace of Queluz and Gardens online or buy them directly at the attraction. However, we recommend online purchase of tickets since it helps you choose from different ticket options and lets you take advantage of the various offers available. 

Why should I book the National Palace of Queluz and Gardens ticket online?
  • Booking your ticket for the National Palace of Queluz and Gardens has many advantages: 
  • Skip-the-line: You can purchase skip-the-line tickets that help you bid adieu to the long queues and waiting times at the attraction. 
  • Combo Tours: Certain tickets let you club your visit to the National Palace of Queluz and Gardens with other attractions such as the Pena Palace and the Sintra Palace. 
  • Discounts: By purchasing your National Palace of Queluz and Gardens tickets online you can save around 7% to 11%, depending on the type of ticket you have purchased. 
  • Multiple Options: Booking tickets for the National Palace of Queluz and Gardens online gives you the freedom to choose from different ticket options. Some of the options available are skip-the-line tickets, guided tours, and combo tour tickets.
  • Guaranteed Entry: It is very hard to purchase walk-in tickets for the National Palace of Queluz and Gardens during the peak season. By booking your National Palace of Queluz and Gardens tickets online, you are guaranteed entry to the attractions; irrespective of the time of the year during which you plan your visit. 
What do National Palace of Queluz and Gardens tickets include?

Your National Palace of Queluz and Gardens tickets include access to the National Palace of Queluz and its Gardens. If you have purchased combo tour tickets, then your ticket will also include entry to the other attractions mentioned on the ticket. 

Can I get skip-the-line tickets for the National Palace of Queluz and Gardens?
  • Yes, skip-the-line tickets for the National Palace of Queluz and Gardens are available online, You can choose from simple skip-the-line tickets or go for combo and/or guided tours that provide skip-the-line entry to the attractions. Some of the options available for you are: 
  • Skip-the-line Tickets
  • Skip-the-line Tickets with Audio Guide
How do I access the National Palace of Queluz and its Gardens?

Your tickets for the National Palace of Queluz and Gardens include access to both the palace and the gardens.  

What is the cancellation policy for National Palace of Queluz and Gardens tickets?

If you have purchased the Skip-the-line Tickets with Audio Guide, you can cancel your tickets 24 hours before the experience begins to get a full refund. However, the other ticket options cannot be canceled or rescheduled. 

How long does it take to complete the National Palace of Queluz and Gardens tour?

A complete tour of the National Palace of Queluz and Gardens should take you around 2-3 hours.