The excursion is designed for art lovers who prefer to travel with style: in a modern and comfortable Mercedes Benz car we will go to the Palace of Queluz, and then to Mafra, and finish the tour with the fantastic beaches of Ericeira.
The Palace of Queluz provides an opportunity to get acquainted with the history of the last royal dynasty of Portugal – the Bragança’s family. The palace in the style of Versailles became the official residence of two generations of monarchs, as well as the secret place of imprisonment of Queen Mary I, while her insanity continued to deteriorate after her husband’s death.
It is impossible to remain indifferent to the palace and monastery complex of Mafra, erected by King Juan V as a consequence of the fulfillment of the vow to God in the hope of the heirs of the throne. The palace, located in the center of the village, is the most luxurious national monastery in the Baroque style. Here is the Royal Library, which houses a collection of more than 40,000 books in gold bindings, including the first edition of the epic poem “Lusiades” by the great Portuguese poet Luis de Camoes.
The decline of the Portuguese empire, the end of the national monarchy regime, is connected with the sending of the royal family into exile from the port in Ericeira. This picturesque fishing village is well-known for surfing and its magnificent beaches, and the Atlantic Ocean offers fresh and tasty fish and seafood.
- What Is IncludedGuide
Car with a driver
- What Is Not IncludedEntrance tickets