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Pavillion D. Maria I - Residence of distinguished guests visiting Portugal

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National Palace of Queluz


By appointment





Meeting Point

Ticket Office of the National Palace of Queluz


+351 21 923 73 00

What does Queen Elizabeth II, general Francisco Franco of Spain, President Nicolae Ceaușescu of Romania and the President of Brazil and Brasilia's builder Juscelino Kubitschek have in common? The answer lies in a discreet, but very interesting, wing of the Palace of Queluz: the Pavilion of D. Maria I, where the distinguished guests of the Portuguese Republic were accommodated between 1940 and 2004.

Recently restored, this former Residence is open to the public for the first time, as part of this visit. It is a unique opportunity to visit the spaces where several personalities spent the night, worked, gave interviews and received guests – not only the personalities already mentioned, but also almost all the Kings and Queens of Europe, Prince Charles and Lady Di, several presidents of the PALOPs and the President of the United States of America Ronald Reagan.

The visit will be accompanied by historical photographs of the spaces and some of these personalities, during their stay in Queluz.


Route with accessibility restrictions, access by stairs. Comfortable footwear suitable for walking recommended.


Adult/Senior (>18 years old)
30 €
Junior (6-17 years old)
10 €
Per family (2 adults + 2 juniors)
70 €


You can make your experience even more memorable with a brunch, a lunch, a picnic or a cocktail. Reservations via e-mail ([email protected] ) 72 hours in advance.


  • Menu: Scone; toast; croissant; grain bread; butter; jam; ham; cheese; yogurt; granola; quiche; apple cake with cinnamon; queijada (traditional cheesecake); fruit; natural juice; water; tea or galão (hot drink made with espresso and milk) or hot chocolate; coffee
  • Price 2 people: 25 €
  • Price family (2 adults + 2 children up to 12 years old): 50€



  • On request



  • Menu: Pork loin, cheese and lettuce sandwich; rustic bread with chorizo; quiche; savouries; cake or muffin; salad; french fries; queijadas de Sintra (traditional cheesecakes); fruit; water; juice; tea or coffee
  • Price 2 people: 38 €
  • Family price (2 adults + 2 children up to 12 years old): 52 €



  • Menu: White wine; orange juice; water; queijadas from Sintra (traditional cheesecake)
  • Price 2 people: 20 €
  • Price family (2 adults + 2 children up to 12 years old): 26€

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