Most beautiful palaces in Portugal
Portugal is a country with hundreds of beautiful palaces waiting for you, in this article we leave you some suggestions of palaces to visit in your visit into Portugal.
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The Pena Nacional Palace, popularly know as Pena Palace or Pena Castle, is located in the village of Sintra, only thirty minutes away from Lisbon. It represents one of the main expressions of XIX century architectural Romanticism in the whole world, being the first palace in this architecture style built in Europe, an authentic Fairy tale.
The Bolsa Palace, located in Oporto, began to be built in October 1842, due to the closing of the House of the Stock Exchange, which temporarily forced the traders to discuss their business in Rua dos Ingleses, in the open air, given the importance of a place for business was born the Bolsa Palace.
The Queluz National Palace, an 18th century palace located in the city of Queluz. One of the last large Rococo-style buildings built in Europe, the palace was built as a summer nook for D. Pedro de Bragança, who later became the husband and king consort of his niece, Queen D. Maria I of Portugal. Do not miss a visit to this beautiful palace where the Portuguese Royal family lived, before the French invasion.
The Estoi Palace, another place built in “rococo”, in Faro south of Portugal and unique in the region. The palace was the idea of a local nobleman who died shortly after the start of construction, without enjoying it. In the middle of the 1840s, another local personality, Jose Francisco da Silva, acquired the palace and completed it in 1909. He was made Viscount of Estoi thanks to the money and efforts that he spent in its construction. The work was directed by the architect Domingos da Silva Meira, whose interest in sculpture is quite evident.
Everyone has heard the name Brejoeira Palace, especially the wine lovers.
The Palace exists, National Heritage since 1910, being privately owned, Brejoeira Palace opens its doors to visitors and shares all the beauty and hidden relics, satisfying all the curiosity of so many who passed outside the gates and admired him. Ex-libris of the Alto-Minho region, is a grandiose neo-classical style building from the early 19th century.