Museum of Lisbon – Pimenta Palace
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- (Séc. XVIII)
- Câmara Municipal de Lisboa
It is one of the most well preserved examples of summer palace architecture in the outskirts of the city — which marked the first half of the 17th century —, framed by what is still left of the old manor. Exceptional for the harmony of the façade and the beauty of its decorative tile panels, it was only after the 1755 earthquake that it became home to numerous families, that consecutively rented the palace. In 1833, it is acquired by Manuel Joaquim Pimenta, who merged it with adjacent manors, thus constituting a vast agricultural property, known as Quinta da Pimenta. The palace, part of the garden and woods are acquired by the Lisbon Municipality, in 1962, to accommodate the main nucleus of the Museum of Lisbon. With architect Raúl Lino in charge of the rehabilitation and adaptation project, the museum opened its doors in 1979. Currently, it hosts important collections that document the evolution of the city, since the pre-historic occupation of the territory until the beginning of the 20th century.
Palaces and Convents, Civic Facilities