ARCHITECT, Portuguese
(active after 1747 in Qelez)

Exterior view

converted from 1747
Royal Palace, Quelez

The summer residence for the Infante is a jewel of Rococo architecture in Portugal. Mateus was the architect of this three-wing complex, constructed around a broad cour d'honneur, the interior of which is richly decorated along French lines with rocaille, gobelins tapestries, and paintings. The grounds also demonstrate the refined taste of the ancien régime, and were laid out from 1758 on by Jean-Baptiste Robillion according to the plans by Le Nôtre.

The photo shows a view of the Don-Quixote wing.

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