"Passionné de botanique et d'histoire, je vous invite à une découverte insolite de Lisbonne à travers ses jardins. Guide depuis trois ans, en collaboration avec différents organismes (Jardim tropical de Belém, Groupe du York, Institut français du Portugal), j'e..."Ask a question to André L.
Here's a good way to escape a moment of the tumult of the big city and to penetrate dabs a bucolic and champestre of 18th century landscape.
During its construction in 1671 hunting lodge, then residence until today the successive Marquis of Fronteira, we discover an architectural ensemble of elegance evoking a rich Italian Renaissance villa. Gardens are spread over some 5 hectares and constitute an artistic ensemble of art 17th century Portuguese landscape, a palis embellished by dreams gardens where the Topiary art, parts of water and the many statues are a refined style and a privileged place to relax.
The place is also exceptional for its multiple panels of azulejos, ceramic tiles painted in lined cobalto blue to black on white glaze background. There are illustrated rural customs pertaining to the different seasons. Other panels evoke the epic of the Knights of the family owner of the premises. Among the most unusual depictions hominine episodes accompanied by cats are the most surprising. These animals have human behavior, relating, for example, a music lesson or a passage to a Barber.
Portuguese baroque here reached its letters of nobility by attaching themselves fortemente for certain details to the "rocaille" style.
The tour can be made in French, Spanish or Portuguese