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Fronteira Palace

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Fronteira Palace
Location Largo de São Domingos de Benfica 1
1500-554 LISBOA
District:Lisbon
County :Lisbon
Parish:São Domingos de Benfica
Contacts Tel:217782023
Fax:217784962
Email:fronteiraalorna@mail.telepac.pt

Built in the 17th century by the first Marquis de Fronteira, this palace is situated in Monsanto, facing Benfica quarter, in Lisbon. It underwent major works in the 18th century, when it became the official residence of the Mascarenhas family. The highly valuable house, as far as architecture and decoration are concerned, evokes the model of Italian Renaissance villas, as shown by the volume distribution, and the major role played by the gardens and the quinta. There is a great formal erudition, along with a combination of nature and ornamentation, thus forming a quite harmonious and valuable set, reinforced by opulently iconographic tiles. Paticularly outstanding is the Battle Room, depicting the winning combats of all the Marquis, in a cartoon-like aesthetics. The gardens are the most important artistic set of 17th century Portuguese landscape art. Even though they were inspired in their creation by Italian Renaissance gardens, they have been adapted to the characteristics of Mediterranean landscape.

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Responsable: Marqueses de Fronteira

Present Use: Family home and head office of the Foundation.

Visiting times: Winter: 11:00h and 12:00h. Summer: 10:30h-11:00h. And 11:30h-12:00h.

Closing days: Sundays, Holidays

Year of construction: XVII Century

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MORE INFORMATION

Responsable: Marqueses de Fronteira

Present Use: Family home and head office of the Foundation.

Visiting times: Winter: 11:00h and 12:00h. Summer: 10:30h-11:00h. And 11:30h-12:00h.

Closing days: Sundays, Holidays

Year of construction: XVII Century

If any of the information is incorrect, please send an email to lifecooler office

Localização Largo de São Domingos de Benfica 1
1500-554 LISBOA
Distrito:Lisbon
County:Lisbon
Parish:São Domingos de Benfica
Contactos Tel:217782023
Fax:217784962
Email:fronteiraalorna@mail.telepac.pt
www.fronteira-alorna.pt

If any of the information is incorrect, please send an email to lifecooler office

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