The Garden Guide

Quinta da Bacalhoa

A classic renaissance garden with a Portuguese flavour. The son of Afonso de Albuquerque, who had been a great mariner and viceroy of India, also liked travelling. He journeyed to Italy, became a connoisseur of Italian art and admired their gardens. This inspired him to make a villa on a peninsula south of Lisbon. It has logias and patios for outdoor living and philosophical discourse. A great tank garden is flanked by a hall with three pavilions and decorated with glazed tiles (azulejo) and terracotta busts.

Quinta da Bacalhoa courtesy Mark Hogan

Quinta da Bacalhoa, Vila Fresca de Azeitao, Setubal, Portugal

All year, Daily (except Sundays and public holidays), Open 1pm to 5pm

Entrance fee

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