Seteais Palace (Palacio Seteais), Sintra

Seteais Palace (Palacio Seteais), Sintra (must see)

The Seteais Palace is a neoclassical palace located in Sintra. The palace is nowadays a luxury hotel, restaurant and a tourist attraction included in the Cultural Landscape of Sintra. It was built between 1783 and 1787 for the Dutch consul Daniel Gildemeester, on lands granted by the Marquis of Pombal. The consul chose to build his house on the border of an elevation, from which the vast landscape around the Sintra hills could be admired. The palace was surrounded with a large garden with fruit trees.

In 1797, some years after the consul's death, his widow sold the palace to Diogo José Vito de Menezes Noronha Coutinho, 5th Marquis of Marialva. The palace was enlarged between 1801 and 1802, probably by neoclassical architect José da Costa e Silva. The palace was turned into a symmetrical U-shaped building, with the consul's house becoming one of its wings. The cornice of the buildings that compose the main façade was decorated with typical neoclassical motifs like vases, busts and reliefs of garlands. The gardens of the palace were remodelled following romantic trends.

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Seteais Palace (Palacio Seteais) on Map

Sight Name: Seteais Palace (Palacio Seteais)
Sight Location: Sintra, Portugal
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Sintra, Portugal

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
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