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Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa
© Pedro Sadio

Palace of Loreto

  • Original Authors:
  • Vários autores
  • (1791)

  • Interventions:
  • Porfírio Pardal Monteiro
  • (1944)

Behind its exquisite façade, this 18th century palace located at the centre of Chiado hides a beautiful garden. Also known as Ferreira Pinto Basto Palace, it was the official residence of General Junot, in the early 1900s, and, for a short period, a hotel — there is a belief that this was actually the hotel of João da Ega, one of the characters of The Maias, written by Eça de Queiroz. Occupied for over 100 years by an insurance company and, more recently, on the ground floor, by a contemporary art gallery, this building takes advantage of its privileged location in order to contribute to the city’s cultural and artistic development.

Palaces and Convents, Commerce and Services

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