The Queluz National Palace is a Portuguese 18th-century palace located
at Queluz, a freguesia of the modern-day Sintra Municipality, in the
Lisbon District. One of the last great Rococo buildings to be designed
in Europe, the palace was conceived as a summer retreat for Dom Pedro
of Braganza, later to become husband and then king consort to his own
niece, Queen Maria I. It served as a discreet place of incarceration for
Queen Maria as her descent into madness continued in the years
following Dom Pedro's death in 1786....