The British Factory in Porto, Portugal, has a long history which can be researched anywhere online. What matters to us here is that it is a beautiful surviving example of British Palladianism in Portugal, brought about by a centuries-old trade agreement and the Port wine business between the two countries. It has jib windows, a cantilevered stone staircase, numerous examples of Georgian furniture (most built in Portugal after English examples) and of course the perfectly proportioned facades, of which a great model exists inside.
We are visiting this building in two days – Wednesday the 28th. There are no more vacancies, unfortunately, but shoot us an email and we’ll let you know when the next tour comes up!

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