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Photo Henrique Ruas IMC/PNA
For almost two centuries, this was the Nation’s room to receive the highest representatives. At the entrance of the monarch, musicians would play Hino da Carta, the national anthem at the time. The musicians’ gallery, which is in this room, was taken away during the reign of King Luís and set in the João VI room.
In the period, the Hand Kissing ceremony was the most symbolic in terms of representing the Court hierarchy, and was how subjects showed their obedience and loyalty to their King.
Ceiling: Heroic Virtue, allegory on the exaltation of João VI; Manuel Piolti and Máximo Paulino dos Reis; 1820s.
Last Update: 07 August 2014
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