Monday, August 17, 2009

Palácio de Queluz



Here's a nice and inspiring example of the presence of Rococo Style in Portugal. It's called the "Room of the Throne" and you can see it with your own eyes at the Queluz Palace in the area of Sintra.
I went there last week and although there were lots of other rooms to see, i just felt i could stay at this one forever...guess it was love at first sight as it was one of the first rooms i entered...

Here's some other pics i took there. If you ever get a chance, don't waste it, visit The Palace of Queluz.
There's also the Palácio da Pena or ....well...The Feather Palace (as i guess its the correct translation) wich is a million times better, but obviously we are not alowed to take pictures inside...i went there with my school last Easter and its really impressive...

3 comments:

Caetano said...

Wow!!! Nunca estive no Palácio de Queluz mas depois disto, fiquei cheio de vontade de lá ir. Deviam pagar-te uma comissãozinha do meu bilhete ;)

Excelentes fotos!

Beijinhos

PS - Já agora, o nome do Palácio da Pena deriva do culto que aí era prestado à Senhora da Pena e parece-me que o nome "Pena" diz respeito a "Penha", como em "Rocha". Tens um exemplo no topónimo Penafiel que deriva de Penha Fiel, em referência à fortaleza inexpugnável no alto das penedias.

Conversa Inútil de Roderick said...

E... porquê em inglês?

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