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Claimed to be one of the greatest examples of Rococo architecture in Europe, this sophisticated 18th Century palace houses a museum and functions as an official guest house for foreign heads of state. Historically, this noteworthy monument was the summer retreat of King D. Pedro II and his wife, Queen Maria I who would hide in the palace years later due to her heightened state of mental illness. Representing the extravagance of Portugals heyday, this monument features beautiful ornate tiles, elaborately gilded decoration, crystal chandeliers and its famous Versailles-inspired gardens.
*picture not mine*
*thanks to portugal-live*
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