The Garden Guide

Palacio de Marques de Pombal

Had the Baroque continued to evolve as a style of garden layout, instead of being supplanted by the landscape park, a plentiful crop of Rococco gardens would have been made. Pombal Palace gardens show what might have happened elsewere. The gardens are richly decorated with rustic columns and pebble paving. There is also a cascade, a grotto, a pillar, a waterfall with semi-circular basins. It belongs to the Gulbenkian Foundation and is not as well cared-for as it deserves.

Palácio de Marquês de Pombal, Oeiras, Lisbon, Portugal

Open by appointment

Entrance free

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