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Sightseeing in Lisbon

Historic Site
“The castle is worth visiting by force of the fact that, next to the Tile Museum, it is one of the best places where splendid tile panels (inside and outside the castle, the garden included, rendering religious episodes, battlefield sets and hunting scenes) can be admired in Lisbon. The edifice is located in Benfica and while surrounded by an exquisitely landscaped garden, it is an oasis of greenery and tranquility. The palace was built in 1640 for the first Marquis of Fronteira, Dom Joao de Mascarenhas (bestowed with the title of Marquis of Fronteira for his allegiance to King Pedro II of Portugal), in order to serve as hunting pavilion. At present, the oldest part of the castle complex refers to a 16th century chapel, but inside the castle, visitors can admire the stunning Battle Room (which stands out by the splendid tile panels due to which the room has been dubbed the Sistine Chapel of Tile Panels), as well as the Dining Room (with highlights like the paintings signed by Domingos Antonio de Sequeira). Outside the castle, visitors can search out the carefully arranged garden, which fills a surface of some 5.5 hectares, offering the spectacular scenery of the ingeniously cut hedges, tile panels and a statuary where sculptural works rendering the Kings of Portugal (chiefly, busts) are displayed. Given, as said, the castle is private property, only guided visits are available. ”
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Historic Site
“Beautiful gardens and building from XVII century. To visit the palace you must book a guided visit. Schedule: June to September: 10h30, 11h00, 11h30, 12h00; October to May: 11h00, 12h00. The schedule to visit the gardens: from Mon-Fri: from 10h30m to 13h00 and form 14h30 to 17h00; Saturdays: from 10h30 to 13h00.”
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Historic Site
“Beau Séjour means "pleasant stay". It was an old farmhouse from the 19th century and summer home of noble people and a kind of museum, where elements of the so-called Lion Group stand out, especially a stucco/fountain made of stucco and faience with Portuguese flora and fauna. Work of Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro. It is also the home of the Office of Olisiponenses Studies and some species of ducks.”
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