Palácio da Ajuda

An unfinished palace and an interior design museum near a charming park

Built on the temporary tents used to house the Royal family of Portugal after the earthquake of 1755, the construction of the Palace of Ajuda was initiated in 1795 but it was never finished. War and economic unrest in Portugal halted the progress. Today, the Palace of Ajuda serves as a museum for decorative arts. Although the palace was never finished, the attention to detail in this neo-classical royal residence, as shown in its ceilings, door frames, and cloisters, demonstrates a high level of craftsmanship and artistry. 

 

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Palácio da Ajuda

Largo Ajuda 1349-021, Lisboa, Portugal

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