Marquis of Pombal Palace

The Marquis of Pombal Palace was designed by the Hungarian architect Carlos Mardel. Inside, the wall and ceiling paintings are worth admiring. Nowadays, the palace contains few original pieces. The surrounding space exhibits statues, waterfalls, farms and the gardens, reflecting the style of life of the well-to-do families of the age. Estates with both leisure spaces and agricultural lands were common in the 18th century.

The Marquis of Pombal Palace estate followed this principle, with a rigorous geometry to divide recreation spaces, great gardens and rural properties. It was at the gardens surrounding the palace that cultural events were held: theater, ballet, music, etc.

The property results from joining three estates. At the Quinta de Baixo (Low Farm), you can visit the palace, the gardens, the wine-cellar and some farming lands.

The Quinta de Cima includes the fishing house, the grande Taveira cascade, orchards and ithe remains for the production of wood and silk-worms. Finally, at Quinta do Marco, there is the Casa da Serra (Hill House), surrounded by lands with olive trees, vineyards and orchards.

Right next to the entrance to the palace, the Manor Chapel stands,  it was concluded in 1762 and consecrated to Our Lady of the Graces.

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Marquis of Pombal Palace

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  • Free entrance

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Lon. -9.31510 Lat. 38.69148