Palace of the Marquis de Fronteira

Price: $123.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier.
Food/Beverage Provided Snack, Beverage (Portuguese appetizers and Water)
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, seasonal clothing and comfortable walking shoes. We also suggest sun protection, hat and sunglasses.
Restrictions Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. Guests must be able to walk on a variety of paved and unpaved, uneven surfaces. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

The Foundation of Casas de Fronteira and Alorna, instituted by Dom Fernando Mascarenhas (1945-2014), represents three important Houses (in the noble sense of the word) of the old Portuguese nobility (Fronteira, Alorna and Tavora). The founder having inherited Torre County and the Fronteira (Border) Palace from his great-aunt and having no children, he understood that he had a unique opportunity to try to maintain the link between that heritage and the family to which it is historically linked. Thus, he created the Foundation of Casas de Fronteira and Alorna, assigning it a cultural vocation that seemed to him, at the same time, would be the most consistent with the respective historical past and with the contemporary.

The Fronteira Palace is an inhabited House-Museum that remains in private possession. Interaction between inhabitants and visitors takes place scheduled and harmoniously as all visits to the interior of the building are guided. The gardens can be visited freely without a guide or following a script with an audio guide. Uncover one of Lisbon's best kept secrets, the Palace of the Marquis de Fronteira, on this picturesque adventure into the heart of Lisbon.

The Palace of the Marquis de Fronteira is a private estate that has been handed down from generation to generation. The palace is inhabited by the Fronteira family to this day and houses an important collection that is significant to the history of Portugal. Marvel at a magnificent collection of tiles that reflect the 18th century decorative art trend of blue and white tile paneling. Stroll the palace's scenic and breath-taking gardens for the chance to capture the most amazing photos to return home with and show family and friends.

After strolling the palace's gardens and exploring its breathtaking halls, next up you will enjoy a panoramic drive through Lisbon, viewing some of her iconic landmarks. Make your way to a local and favorite haunt of the citizens of Lisbon to next relax and whet your appetite.

Sit back and unwind at a local tavern over two delicious and authentic Portuguese appetizers for a true taste of the city. Finally, have the chance to admire the jaw-dropping Casa do Alentejo, an incredible 17th century Neo-Moorish palace.

From stepping back in time to walk in the footsteps of past nobility, to viewing world-famous icons and snacking on Portuguese fare, this half-day experience will surely make memories to last a lifetime, sign up today.