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Ajuda Palace

The National Palace of Ajuda, a Neoclassic building from the first half of the 19th century designed by Francisco Xavier Fabri and José da Costa Silva, was the official residence of the Portuguese royal family from the reign of Luís I (1861-1889) until 1910, the year in which it was closed after proclamation of the republic.

Opened to the public as a museum in 1968, the palace epitomises the royal residence of the period, containing typical 19th century ambiences and important collections of decorative arts from the 18th and 19th centuries: from the textiles and furniture to the gold and silver work and ceramics and to the paintings, sculpture and photography.

Today the office of the Portuguese President performs some of the most important state ceremonies in the palace.

Website: www.pnajuda.imc-ip.pt