Some pics from our tour "Lisboa aristocrática do Príncipe Real"

Yesterday our tour started at Jardim do Príncipe, a shady and relaxing garden in Príncipe Real district. In this area, for hundreds years, different architectural styles live side by side: it is quite common that a mansion with Moorish details stays near a neoclassical one. This mix creates a unique atmosphere. There, Beatriz told us some curiosities about the royal people of Lisbon, and we discovered that Dona Maria II, daughter of Dom Pedro IV, asked the construction of the famous and amazing “Palacio de Pena” in Sintra, as a wedding present for her husband Fernando II. The garden is also important for something else: underground, beneath the Jardim, there is Patriarcal Reservoir, a huge cistern of water part of the ancient water distribution system that has supplied the entire downtown area of the city since 1863. Nowadays, after a restoration, it constitutes “Museo de Água”. To see the pictures of our afternoon tour click on the first one below!

Posted on March 23, 2017 .