The Pestana Historic Hotel of the Pousada of Queluz is a breath of historical air for your holidays. In an intimate space, with 26 rooms, travel back in time to a period when the arts, music and beauty were the main interests of the Portuguese court.
The Pousada de Queluz is found in the clock tower building, next to the National Palace of Queluz, known as the "Portuguese Versailles " and the permanent residence of the royal family from 1794. The building of the Tower is by the architect and staff sergeant Manuel Caetano de Sousa, and served as a warehouse and as the quarters for the staff in service to the palace.
The Queluz National Palace and all adjacent buildings, will provide you a royal stay, in a place that was essential to the life of the country in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Explore the Palace gardens, inspired by the French palatial style, and make enough time to visit its impressive rooms.
With its proximity to Cascais beaches, the Sintra Mountain, the golf courses and the country's capital, your holidays will have whatever degree of leisure as you desire.
Discover the Teatrinho (small theater), fully renovated, built by Dona Maria I so she would not miss any of the plays which she was so enthusiastic about - and make it your wedding or meeting venue.
In a unique environment, you will not want to miss the opportunity to enjoy your moments in the Pousada. In the common room, a Reading Corner was created to make the most of the books and guidebooks that many other guests before you wanted to leave. Sit back, relax and soak up the tranquility of being so close to everything, in so special a place.
Established in 1654 by royal charter of D. João IV, The House of Infantado belongs to the second sons of the Kings of Portugal, along with all confiscated goods from the supporters of Castela after the Restoration in 1640 and the Duke of Bragança' s ascension to the throne.
The Quinta de Queluz and Hunting Lodge were also incorporated in this heritage. Always known as the "Summer Palace", Queluz would often hold serenades, fireworks and horse riding in the court, on such special occasions such as the commemoration of the patron saints, especially that of São Pedro, and for the birthdays of "Royalty".
With the Ajuda Palace fire in 1794, the Prince Regent D. João VI (1767-1826) and D. Carlota Joaquina (1775-1830) came to Queluz to stay permanently.
And to get your energy back, head to the building adjacent to the Palace to visit the very famous French-inspired Cozinha Velha restaurant, where you will be charmed by more than 70 years of history.
Pestana Tip: If you have children, help them become princesses for a day on their birthday. The rooms at the Pousada have plenty of space for families and the Palace organizes historical reenactments, in which girls wear eighteenth century styled dresses and hairdos, so they can visit the palace as if they were the owners. Not to be missed.