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Chambers of King Carlos
Contrary to his grandfather, Ferdinand, Carlos took up residence on the lower floor of the Manueline cloister, leaving the chambers on the upper floor for his wife, Queen Amelia.
The Office of King Carlos served as his place of work and leisure and adjoined the king’s bedroom. On the walls, there are paintings on fabric by King Carlos, depicting nymphs and fawns in the Park of Pena. The paintings may have been left unfinished due to the 1908 regicide that saw the assassination of both the king and his eldest son in Praça do Comércio in Lisbon.
The following room was adapted by Carlos to act as the King’s Bathroom, in tun, reflecting the scientific advances of the 19th century. This was a period that discovered the importance of personal hygiene to health. This facility would also serve as his dressing room.