1. Pena Palace
Our top 1 choice is The Pena Palace (“Palácio da Pena” in Portuguese). This Romanticist palace is a dream come true. It is located in Sintra, Portugal, and stands on the top of a hill in the Sintra Mountains above the town, and on a clear day it can be easily seen from Lisbon. It is a national monument and constitutes one of the major expressions of 19th-century Romanticism in the world.
The palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal. Its unique beauty and atmosphere, captivates every visitor.
2. Sintra National Palace
The Palace of Sintra (“Palácio Nacional de Sintra” in Portuguese), also called Town Palace, because, unlike the Pena Palace, is located in the city centre of Sintra. It is a present-day historic house museum.
It is the best-preserved medieval royal residence in Portugal and is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site.
3. Palace of Queluz
The Palace of Queluz (“Palácio de Queluz” in Portuguese) is a Portuguese 18th-century palace located at Queluz, a freguesia of the 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 residence, becoming the royal family’s favorite place for their leisure and entertainment.
Despite being far smaller, the palace is often referred to as the Portuguese Versailles.
4. Palace of the Dukes of Braganza
The Palace of the Dukes of Braganza (“Paço dos Duques de Bragança” in Portuguese) is a medieval estate and former residence of the first Dukes of Braganza, located in the historical centre of Guimarães, known as the Cradle of the Nation, in the north-western part of Portugal. Its design was inspired by the typical French manor houses.
The Palace of the Dukes was classified as a National Monument in 1910.
5. Monserrate Palace
The Monserrate Palace (“Palácio de Monserrate” in Portuguese) is a palatial villa located near Sintra, not very far from the historic centre. This palace is one of the most beautiful architectural and landscape Romantic creations in Portugal. The Palace has an amazing combination of gothic and Indian influences as well as Moorish suggestions together with exotic and plant motifs which are harmoniously extended to the exterior. It was the traditional summer resort of the Portuguese court.
Bed Linen inspired by palaces
We believe that a bed linen piece should be comfortable like summer holidays and a true piece of art.
Since 1922, Amalia Home Collection has been developing and producing luxurious and artistic home textiles, made in Portugal and inspired by the Portuguese culture and beauty.
The Art of the European Palaces have been one of our main inspirations when designing our bedding collections.
If you visit Portugal, you must visit the wonderful palaces and parks that surround them. You will feel like you are traveling to the past or to the scenario of your favorite movie or TV Show.
You can also have a piece of Portugal in your home with our bedding collections. Discover our Pena or Queluz duvet covers and feel like you’re sleeping in a beautiful palace. Visit our USA online store.