This is followed by the Magpie Room, which was the room most commonly chosen for royal audiences.
The only existing furniture would be that necessary to demonstrate the majesty of the respective monarch: a dais or carpet, a chair and a canopy. In the 19th century, royal audiences lost their importance and this room began to be used for banquets.
Its name alludes to the ceiling painting, believed to be the oldest in the palace. The exact significance of the 136 magpies remains unknown. The rose they carry in their claws potentially refers to the English House of Lancaster to which the queen belonged. “For good” was the slogan of her husband, João I.