Palaces and Historic Houses

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  • Palacio Bivar - Faro

    Faro’s Bivar Palace, close to the marina is a fine example of the Neoclassical style of architecture and is probably the best example on the Algarve.  Built in 18th century, with later additions in 19th and 20th centuries, the...

    Faro
    Palaces and Historic Houses
  • Casa do Infante

    Also known as the Alfândega Velha (Old Customs House), this is the house which, in 1394, Prince Henry the Navigator was born in (or Infante D. Henrique as he was known locally).

    The restored...

    Porto
    Museums and Galleries Palaces and Historic Houses
  • Lagos Slave Market - Mercado de Escravos

    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...

    Lagos
    Museums and Galleries Palaces and Historic Houses
  • Palácio do Raio - Braga

    Braga's Raio Palace, or Palácio do Raio, was built in the 1750s as the private home of João Duarte de Faria. Although Faria had made considerable wealth as a merchant, he was also a knight of the Military Order of Christ - better known as the...

    Braga
    Museums and Galleries Palaces and Historic Houses
  • Casa de Lucia - Fatima

    Between 13th May and 13th October 1917, three local shepherd children living near Fátima are said to have witnessed apparitions of the Virgin Mary.  The Sanctuary in Fatima is now a...

    Fátima
    Churches Museums and Galleries Palaces and Historic Houses
  • Paço Episcopal - Faro

    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
    Palaces and Historic Houses
  • Leiria Castle

    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 walls

    Leiria
    Castles Palaces and Historic Houses
  • Quinta da Bacalhôa

    The gardens at Quinta da Bacalhôa in Setúbal were first laid out in the sixteenth-century during the Renaissance period. Fully-restored to their former glory in the 1930s, today the gardens continue to demonstrate the fashionable styles of the...

    Setúbal
    Gardens Palaces and Historic Houses
  • Palace of the Dukes of Braganza

    15th century residence of Afonso, Count of Barcelos, the future Dukes of Braganca. Now a National Monument, after years of ruin the palace has been restored to its former glory

    Guimarães
    Palaces and Historic Houses
  • Mafra National Palace

    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 Europe

    Sintra
    Churches Palaces and Historic Houses

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