Photographs by David S. Rose
Written by Marilee F. Rose
and the grounds are the perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon. All the furnishings and artwork are on display and the magnificent wooden inlays on the floors are breath taking. The ceilings and the murano glass chandeliers makes one realize that this era was a time of grandeur. The pousada is really lovely and very well maintained. We’ve stayed here on two separate occasions and will stay here again if we are in the area. The grounds at the palace and the azulejos tiles that border the grounds are beautiful. Now lets talk about the food. Across the street from the pousada, in the palace are two restaurants each one extremely different. One restaurant is in the old kitchen of the palace and the other is the dining room of the palace. The menu seems to be the same, as we have eaten in each of these restaurants. The duck was outstanding and the beef also very good. This is my husband’s favorite restaurant and he looks forward to each visit.
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Pousada da Dona Maria I
The restaurant in the old kitchen of the palace
Queluz National Palace