Seteais Palace, Sintra

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Rua Barbosa du Bocage, 2710-517 Sintra +351 219 233 200/ 50/ 55

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    Palácio de Seteais

    by rita_simoes Updated Oct 11, 2007

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    This was always a very special place to me since I was a kid, maybe because my father worked there as a pastry cook, so I spent a lot of time in the kitchen tasting delicious treats! :-)

    It used to be a private palace, nowadays it is a five star hotel. I slept there one time, and though it is not a luxury hotel, it is great for those who like old houses (like me) and the view of all the rooms is great.

    When you pass through the arch, you have a beautiful view of the countryside, and the sea far away; when you pass it back again to the gardens, you see Pena palace framed with the arch.

    It's easily reachable from the city centre (just after Quinta da Regaleira) and it's also very quick to visit, so don't miss it!

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    Seteais Palace labyrinth Gardens

    by johnsakura Written Jan 30, 2004

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    Built in the last quarter of the 18th Century by Daniel Gildemeester, this palace was given its present form after the enlargement works carried out in first years of the 19th Century.
    Veru interesting gardens these ones on the back part of the Palace.

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    Seteais Palace

    by johnsakura Written Jan 30, 2004
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    Built in the last quarter of the 18th Century by Daniel Gildemeester, at the time Dutch Consul in Portugal, this palace was given its present form after the enlargement works carried out in first years of the 19th Century when it belonged to Dom Diogo José Vito de Meneses Noronha Coutinho, 5th Marquis of Marialva.

    It was this aristocrat who was responsible for building the east wing and the majestic triumphal arch (1802), in honour of a visit by Dom João VI, at the time still Prince Regent, and Dona Carlota Joaquina. Seteais Palace is a dignified neo-classical building, attributable to the architect José da Costa e Silva, following the Renaissance values of neo-Palladianism. The interior, which has been altered by the various restorations, is notable for a spacious room decorated with fresco painting of the Pillement School, with mythological motifs.

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    Seteais Palace

    by rp6686 Written Oct 20, 2003

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    Seteais Palace

    Nowadays a 5-star hotel, Seteais Palace was built in the last quarter of the 18th Century by Daniel Gildemeester, at the time Dutch Consul in Portugal, this palace was given its present form after the enlargement works carried out in first years of the 19th Century when it belonged to Dom Diogo José Vito de Meneses Noronha Coutinho, 5th Marquis of Marialva.
    It was this aristocrat who was responsible for building the east wing and the majestic triumphal arch (1802), in honour of a visit by Dom João VI, at the time still Prince Regent, and Dona Carlota Joaquina. Seteais Palace is a dignified neo-classical building, attributable to the architect José da Costa e Silva, following the Renaissance values of neo-Palladianism. The interior, which has been altered by the various restorations, is notable for a spacious room decorated with fresco painting of the Pillement School, with mythological motifs.

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    Seteais Palace

    by salinhopt Written Sep 8, 2003

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    Nowadays a de luxe hotel, Seteais Palace was built in the last quarter of the 18th century by the Dutch Consul, Daniel Gildemeester.

    At the end of that century, the property was sold to the 5th Marquis of Marialva, Royal Chamberlain, who added a second wing to the original construction, connecting them by an arch surmounted by the Royal coat-of-arms and a medallion with the effigies of Dom João VI and Queen Carlota Joaquina. The work was completed in 1802.

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