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Issue #020, April 21, 2014—Q is for Queluz Palace
April 21, 2014
Dear VIP (Very Important Adventuress)

Q is for Queluz Palace

Queluz Palace is a beautiful, cake-like, Rococo structure in Sintra, Portugal, not far from the capital of Lisbon, with a sad story about one of its royal residents.

The Royal Palace of Queluz is a beautiful, cake-like, Rococo structure in Sintra, Portugal, not far from the capital of Lisbon.

It’s not exactly haunted, but it has a sad story about one of its royal residents.

Also known as the National Palace of Queluz, originally it was designed in the 18th century to be a summer retreat for Portugal’s Prince Dom Pedro.

The sad story of Queen Dona Maria

In the second half of the 18th century, Portugal was governed by the Marquis of Pombal, who encouraged the royal family to mind their own business and relax in a carefree manner in the country while he ran the affairs of state.

In 1760 he arranged for Prince Dom Pedro to marry Dona Maria, the daughter of the king and heir to the Portuguese throne.

To read the rest of the story and see my photos of Queluz Palace, CLICK HERE

Tomorrow’s AtoZ Challenge: For the letter R, I’ll reminisce about Red Rock Canyon, near my former home in Las Vegas..

—Carolyn V. Hamilton, Editor and Chief Adventuress

www.adventuress-travel-magazine.com

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