Palácio Nacional da Ajuda (Ajuda National Palace)

Palácio Nacional da Ajuda (Ajuda National Palace)

Rated National Monument, it was built after the 1755 earthquake to replace the ''Real Barraca'', so called because it was made of wood. The initial project (1795), by Manuel Caetano de Sousa, suffered a significant alteration with the new project (1802), of neoclassical inspiration in carved stone, by the architects Francisco Xavier Fabri and José da Costa e Silva. The Palace was inhabited with many interruptions and, even unfinished, it was the Royal Palace from D. Luis I (1833-1889), who settled definitively there. In the vestibule, highlight for the 47 statues signed by Portuguese artists. Closed after the implantation of the Republic, the interior of the Palace was turned in a museum, from 1968, offering an important collection of furniture, silverware and jewellery, with highlight for the Portuguese Crown Jewellery collection.


Largo da Ajuda

Region: Ajuda

Date of update: