'Quinta do Relógio' - XIX th Century
The property 'Quinta do Relógio', named after the clock-tower - which tops the gardens - was constructed by Tomás Maria Bessone, having been concluded in 1860 under the direction of the architect Cinatti de Siena, who become responsible for the clear Italian influence visible in its structure.
Later, the property was a residence of His Royal Highness, King Ferdinand II of Portugal.
The property presents a markedly Neoclassical atmosphere seen in the sumptuous ornamentation of the buildings, surrounded by an important vegetation where stand out several rare species, by their size and antiquity, notably Araucaria (Araucaria bidwilli), Plantains (Platanus SP. Orientalis) and especially the Dragon trees (Dracaena draco), all these growing for some hundred years and confronting directly the sea.
The property is located at about 20 minutes from the centre of Lisbon and its international airport.
The property in its whole, in particular the main facade of the Palace, is facing directly the South, over the river Tagus.
The Quinta do Relógio is composed by a Palace, a Tower of the Clock and by several accessory constructions, with a total of about 40 rooms.
The property includes several gardens, courtyards and terraces over the sea.
It has several garages, stables, an house for the staff, an independent flat, depots and a zone for vehicle parking.
The Quinta do Relógio has a rectangular format and an area of about 6000m2, with a covered/constructed area of 1600m2.
The property is walled in its whole and has 3 entrance gates with the possibility of a fourth one onto another street.
The overall condition of the property is good, although some areas might require maintenance
The Quinta do Relógio has its own water resources and is connected to the sea by an underground tunnel.
Particularly important is that the property is free of any kind of taxes and any kind of charges.
The property Quinta do Relógio:
1. Is facing directly the river Tagus and the Atlantic Ocean and it stands in the souroundings of Lisbon;
2. Is composed by a Palace, a Tower of the Clock and by several constructions, including about 40 rooms;
3. Has 3 entrances for the main road and it is another one foreseen;
4. Has about 6.000 m2, including about 1.650 m2 of builded area;
5. Is autonomous in water and linked to the sea by a tunnel;
6. Is free from any type of taxation and charges;
7. Was concluded in 1860 under the direction of the architect Cinatti de Siena and was a residence of His Royal
Highness, King Ferdinand II of Portugal.