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The Palácio de Fronteira is on the outskirts of Lisbon and boasts a room referred to as the “the Sistine Chapel of Tilework.” This estate was originally built as a hunting lodge around 1675. Thanks to its location, it survived the devastating earthquake of 1755 that affected much of Lisbon and the family then made it their permanent residence. The magnificent estate is known for its stunning gardens and tile work and it is still inhabited by descendants of the family today!
Only a few rooms are opened to the public, nevertheless the ones on display are the most relevant, as one can see a collection of tiles that range from the early period of introduction of this decorative art in Portugal to the 18th century “fad” of blue and white tile panels.
This palace is a true gem not to be missed.
From there, proceed into the Portuguese countryside to visit one of the first organic farm producers in the region. Learn about the organic food movement in the area and settle in for a freshly made farm-to-table meal you’ll be talking about for days.
- Lunch at a countryside farmhouse
- The lunch menu will vary depending on the farm’s harvest and may not be suitable for those with dietary restrictions or allergies