Side Trips from Lisbon Sights

Quinta da Bacalhoa

  • 4 km (2½ miles) east of Vila Nogueira de Azeitão on N1 Map It
  • Vila Nogueira de Azeitão
  • Garden/Arboretum

Published 03/16/2017

Fodor's Review

The jewel in the crown of this late-16th-century L-shape mansion is its box-hedged garden and striking azulejo-lined paths. Although the grand home here is a private residence, visitors can take tours of the gardens—bookings are necessary, and can be made online. Among the highlights are three pyramidal towers—including the so-called Casa do Fresco, which houses the country's oldest azulejo panel. Dating to 1565, it depicts the story of Susannah and the Elders. Scattered elsewhere are Moorish-influenced panels, fragrant groves of fruit trees, and enough restful spots to while away an afternoon.

Sight Information


4 km (2½ miles) east of Vila Nogueira de Azeitão on N1, Vila Nogueira de Azeitão, Setúbal, 2925-901, Portugal

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Sight Details:

  • Weekdays €4, Sat. €8
  • Closed Sun.

Published 03/16/2017


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