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In 1830, the maternal grandson of the Marquis of Pombal, Duque de Saldanha, ordered the construction of this Quinta on the ledge of the mountain and in the shadow of the Moorish castle in Sintra. Shrouded in dense and rich vegetation, Quinta do Saldanha is composed of an imposing country house and chapel.

From 1834, the Duke of Saldanha made several improvements in the house, in which he spent much of his life. Later it was built, at the end of the property, by the road, a semi building that offered its mother and which today constitutes a distinctive property that is known as the Italian House. It has a traditional architecture of the region, with Gothic notes in the Windows, entrance consisting of worked pillars and a balcony corresponding to the medieval era.

Unique Sintra property: a true palace with ten bedrooms

Unique Sintra property: a true palace with ten bedrooms

The interior of the ‘palacete’ has a very careful and rich decoration, an interconnection between the medieval and the day. Outside, the green spaces are inspired by the medieval and classic gardens. The chapel was also fully recovered, maintaining the characteristics of the 16th century. The main façade holds an original Manueline gantry, which comes from the Convento da Penha longa. The structure of the Quinta do Saldanha building develops in L, consisting of R/C, 1st Floor and 2nd floor. There is an intermediate floor, between the garage and the floor of the R/C, with an area of 200 m2 that is in open space. The garage has capacity for 8 cars and the house has 4 entrance gates, 2 for cars and 2 for pedestrians.

Unique Sintra property: a true palace with ten bedrooms

The Vila de Sintra is located near Cascais. It is a cosmopolitan city, sought by its proximity to the beach, its fantastic climate, its traditional architecture and excellent gastronomy. Nowadays it is a fantastic place to live with its marina, its nine internationally renowned golf courses, a riding circuit, tennis clubs, World Sailing Championships and an international racing car circuit.
It is close to the capital, Lisbon, just 30 minutes away and to the international airport, as well as to Sintra, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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