July 30, 2016

Quarto da Rainha Ajuda Palace

The Quarto da Rainha (Queen's Bedroom) at the Ajuda Palace (Palácio Nacional da Ajuda), in the Belem district of Lisbon is a lavishly decorated room in the Napoleonic style noted for its polar bear rug.

Quarto da Rainha Ajuda Palace.

The room was the bedroom of Dona Maria Pia of Savoy (1847-1911), wife of the Portuguese King Luis I (1838-1889). The royal couple were the first residents of this opulent palace, which was originally planned after the earthquake of 1755. Construction was delayed by the Napoleonic invasion of Portugal in 1807 and the subsequent exile of the Portugal royal family in Brazil.

Quarto da Rainha Ajuda Palace, Lisbon.

Features of the bedroom are the walls done in blue silk with silver decorations, the hardwood bed with canopy and the richly painted ceiling.

Palacio Nacional da Ajuda
Largo da Ajuda
1349-021 Belem, Lisbon
Tel: 21 363 7095

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