top of page
This course can no longer be booked.

Women of Portugal & the Court of Queluz

Wednesday, February 14 at 9 am ET

  • Ended
  • 30 US dollars
  • Sewells Orchard Drive

Service Description

Join us for an enlightening talk with esteemed Lisbon-based art historian and guide, Estela Mendes. This session offers a fascinating look into the Royal Palace of Queluz, a masterpiece of 18th-century Portuguese architecture known for its stunning beauty and intricate designs. Our focus will be on the remarkable women associated with the palace, particularly during the reign of Queen Maria I. These influential figures from three successive generations brought their unique impact to the palace, shaping its social and political landscape. We'll explore their personal stories, from their upbringing and education to their ambitions and significant roles within the grand setting of Queluz Palace. This talk goes further, placing the Portuguese court in the wider context of European royalty. Learn about the strategic relationships and alliances that were pivotal to Portugal's history, and how these women navigated the complex networks of power and diplomacy. Prepare to be transported through time, as Estela Mendes brings the historical narratives of these exceptional women to life, offering a glimpse into the splendor and legacy of the Queluz Palace. Discover the enduring stories that have woven themselves into the fabric of this magnificent royal residence.

Contact Details

  • 202-699-5164

bottom of page