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Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa
© Francisco Nogueira
© Rodrigo Gatinho

National Palace of Ajuda

  • Original Authors:
  • Manuel Caetano de Sousa ,
  • José da Costa e Silva ,
  • Francisco Xavier Fabri
  • (Séc. XIX)

A Neoclassic building from the early 19th century, it was designed as a Royal Palace following the destruction of the former palace at present-day Praça do Comércio in the earthquake of 1755. For a number of reasons only half of the original design was built. The palace served as the official residence of the Portuguese royal family from the reign of Luís I to the end of the monarchy in 1910. Opened to the public as a national monument in 1968, it maintains the original layout of the royal family quarters and decoration of the day, as it awaits proposals for completion of the original project.

Palaces and Convents, Civic Facilities

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