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Palaces and Historic Houses
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This museum located in central Lisbon district of Saldanha is named after its one time owner, the eminent ophthalmologist and art collector Doctor Anastácio Gonçalves (1888-1965). The house is known as the Casa Malhao as it was the home and...Lisbon
19th century neoclassical palace on the edge of Lisbon in Ajuda. The palace was built as the royal residence and has the lavish interior to prove it.Lisbon
Set within the leafy grounds of the Parque Marechal Carmona is the Museu dos Condes de Castro Guimarães - the museum / library of the counts of Castro Guimarães. The museum is housed in one of the most imposing villas in...Cascais
The whitewashed building of the Bishop’s Palace (Paço Episcopal), with its distinctive red-tiled roof, dominates the tranquil square of Largo da Sé in Faro's Old Town quarter.
The Palace was completed in 1585, but 11 years...Faro
The former residence of the bishops of Porto is built in a late baroque and rococo style and is believed to be the work of Italian architect Nicolau NasoniPorto
Built in the Baroque and neoclassical style the enormous palace / monastery dwarfs the town of Mafra. At the time of its construction in the 18th century this was one of the largest buildings in EuropeSintra
Impressive 12th century castle overlooking the town. The castle was built to defend against reconquest by the Moors, and this did indeed happen on 2 occasions. The castle also contains a 15th century palace within its wallsLeiria
Despite its appearance, the Palace do Buçaco is not actually a contemporary of Portugal's other Manueline style masterpieces. Set on a hill top in the National Forest of Buçaco work on building the palace only began in 1888.
This unassuming building in Praca do Infante Dom Henrique has a tragic history. This building, (Mercado de Escravos) is widely believed to have been the first slave market in Europe.
In 1444 Prince Henry the Navigator...Lagos
Located on the eastern edge of Porto, on the banks of the River Douro is one of the finest Baroque houses to be found in Portugal. It was built in the mid-18th century to a design by Nicolau Nasoni, one of Portugal's most famous architects....Porto