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© Arquivo Casa do Alentejo
© Arquivo Casa do Alentejo

Alverca Palace - Casa do Alentejo

  • Original Authors:
  • António da Silva Júnior
  • (1918)

This building dates from the end of the 17th century and stands next to the Santo Antão Doors, in a former property of the Visconde de Alverca. In 1919, the palace became the Majestic Club casino and later the Monumental Club. In 1981, the association Casa do Alentejo — founded in 1932 as the Grémio Alentejano — purchased the place to create a support nucleus for the migrant community from the Alentejo region. The palace endured significant changes throughout the 20th century, mainly in 1918 with the casino’s revivalist design by the architect António da Silva Júnior, in collaboration with the painters Benvindo Ceia, Domingos Costa, José Ferreira Bazalisa and Jorge Colaço. The palace has a composite quadrangular plan and three patios, around which the other spaces are distributed. It benefits from two sections of the Fernandina Wall to compose the south and east gables. Presently, the Baroque features are combined with neo-Gothic, neo-Arab, neo-Renaissance, neo-Rococo and Art Nouveau elements. In this palace, the Arab Courtyard, the Hall of Mirrors, the Neo-Renaissance Hall, the library and the restaurant tile panels rise to considerable artistic prominence.

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Rua das Portas de Santo Antão, 58
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Typology
Palaces and Convents, Commerce and Services

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