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THE SUMMER HOUSE | Old Portuguese Stuff



Lisboa Benfica Palace



This palace in Benfica, Lisbon, was the Summer house of its wealthy noble family in the 17th c.. With the 1755 earthquake, the main residence in Lisbon fell to bits and the family relocated to what was essentially a North facing building with no hearths. In spite of all the modern conveniences added on at later stages, the house and grounds remain as one of the few important constructions of civil architecture to have survived the cataclysm. It stands as a domestic version of Italian classicism, mixing an azulejo base and prominent tile roofs with rusticated corners and Palladian loggias.

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