Palaces and Historic Houses

Palaces and Historic Houses

Palaces and Historic Houses

Leiria Castle
Leiria Castle
Luis Santos

Impressive 12th century castle overlooking the town. The castle was built to defend against reconquest by the Moors, and this did indeed happen on 2 occasions. The castle also contains a 15th century palace within its walls

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Queluz National Palace
Queluz National Palace

One of the last great Rococo buildings to be built in Europe. The sumptuous 18th century palace was built as a summer retreat for Dom Pedro of Braganza but later became the official royal residence

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