For 222 years, Portugal has been waiting for the completion of the National Palace in the Lisbon suburb of Ajuda. In 2018, the completed half of the building will finally be concluded with a befitting completion building - at least that's what the current timetable looks like. The individual rooms of the palace will be renovated during the project and partly designed differently. The Swiss ALPA photographer Hans Rupp, together with the "court photographer" Maria Pedro Fonseca, was given exclusive access to the palace in order to document the current state as comprehensively as possible. The photographer Rosa Araci, also very familiar with ALPA cameras, documented the work of the two.