Seteais Palace (Palacio Seteais), Sintra (must see)
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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Walking Tours in Sintra, Portugal
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Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles
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Travel Distance: 8.3 Km or 5.2 Miles