The Golden Chamber is the third room in the Palace of João I and Philippa of Lancaster. Here, the monarch would receive persons of the highest social status as was the case with Queen Catherine of Austria. They might also sleep on the bed here, surrounded by their servants or some closer family member, who would sleep on the floor. This was the utilisation given by King Sebastião to this chamber. In the 15th and 16th centuries, the room was finished in gold but this decoration was lost to time. In the 19th century, this became the dining room.