Guided Tour - Palacio Cidadela - Cascais
In the heart of Cascais and close to Marina de Cascais and Pousada Cidadela, the Palácio da Cidadela de Cascais (Cascais Citadel Palace) was the residence of King D. Luís (reign: Protected content adapted the old house of the governor of Cidadela to a holiday residence, freeing it from its military function, as well as the residence of King D. Carlos (r. Protected content .
Currently, the palace is the second residence of the President of Portugal (the first residence is Belem), but mostly being used for state affairs.
The palace was closed for more than 50 years, opening again in November Protected content a renovation of the entire building, along with the Capela de Nossa Senhora da Vitória (Chapel of Our Lady of Victory) and the exterior spaces. The renovation project, designed by the architect Pedro Vaz, sought a balance between respect for the architecture and materials of the era and the needs for comfort, contemporary functional requirements and current regulatory requirements.
What the visit includes:
A guided tour in English.
Option a: - €3 per person up to 64 years old. Over 65 pay €1.50. Palace and chapel guided visit.
Option b: €5 per person up to 64 years old. Over 65 pay €2.50.
Palace, chapel and also a temporary exhibition “ROSA RAMALHO: The Choices of a Collector”.
1 or 2 groups of max. 25 people each.
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