Photographer's Note

Another one of this baroque/rococo palace, once a property of the Portuguese royal family. What exists today was built in the middle 18th century, replacing a more ancient palace.

The statues on the fountain are older than the actual version of the palace. They came from another older palace that was renovated in 1770 and are supposed to be a work of Bernini or one of his disciples, Ercole Ferrata. Bernini is famous for his architecture works in several churches and fountains in Rome.

On the first post of this series you can find some more informative notes.

Location (latitude, longitude): 38.74974,-9.25873

Links to info on the palace and its gardens: Wikipedia, Portugal Virtual, Planetware.

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