The Dispatch Room with a neoclassical decoration covering the walls, with oil on canvas panels representing ruins of Antiquity, by the Italian scenographer Giovanni Berardi. On its ceiling, a large panel represents an allegory to the Run of Time, painted in 1790 by José António Narciso, replaced in 1940 by another by the painter Fernando Mardel.
In the time of D. Pedro III, this dependency served as a waiting room for the camaristas, also setting themselves up for banquets and suppers during the summer parties of S. João and S. Pedro. D. João used it for ministerial meetings, hearings and dispatch, for which he had a canopy set up. Later, in 1830 and 1874, it was the bedroom of the kings D. Miguel and D. Luis.
Capital, largest, and wealthiest city in Portugal and one of the leading economic centers on the Iberian Peninsula. Although located in the westernmost corner of Europe, the city is firmly embedded in the European Union, hosting a couple of EU agencies. Visit Baixa, the downtown city center and Alfama, the oldest district in the city or just chill out in one of Lisbon’s memorable parks – Parque Florestal de Monsanto, one of Europe’s largest urban parks or Parque Eduardo Vll, off the main drag. Last but not least, Lisbon plays host each September to the Lisbon Gay & Lesbian Film Festival - Queer Lisboa.