It’s interesting to note that while the “technical” rooms were all at the ground floor and reserved to the staff, not all were equally developed architecturally. The humble, austere stables on the previous post cannot compare to the almost luxuriant kitchen, where you could imagine the men of the house feasting wildly after spending the morning at the hunting grounds.
Another minimalist room, the wine cellar at the Correio-Mor nevertheless has nice vaulted ceilings and stone paving, beautiful lanterns and green shutters – not to mention those great big barrels. The ceiling heights also vary and indicate what was happening above: at the stables there would be accommodation (no doubt warmed up by the beasts’ own heat), whereas the kitchen is a full double height space.
We will be visiting the palace on June 11, 2016, details here. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to join in.
Palácio do Correio-mor, Loures