A romantic palace of period architecture, Tivoli Palacio de Seteais takes guests back to the elegance of the 1700s. Nestled below the eclectic 19th-century Pena Palace, this property is located in the wooded mountains of Sintra where the Portuguese royal family once spent their summers.

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Enter through the archway above the cobblestone path at Tivoli Palacio de Seteais. Soaring trees, colorful gardens, and the emerald hills of Sintra merge with the blue skies and azure waters beyond. This historical and beautiful property, and the pristine peace surrounding it, is just 30 minutes outside of Lisbon.

Peacocks roam the lawns of the palace that was originally built in 1787 for the Dutch consul in Portugal. Inside, frescoed interiors are the backdrop for antique furnishings, glittering chandeliers, rich silks, and tapestries. The 30 rooms are housed in the elegant 18th century palace. Guests are greeted with rich red furniture lining the white and gold inlay walls of the halls, reflecting its elegant history. It’s easy to imagine the extravagant parties of the past in the ballrooms decorated with tapestries and frescoes.

From the rooms of the palace, look up to the Moorish Castle and the red and yellow Pena Palace perched on a rocky outcrop. You can also enjoy a view of the flowers blooming in the garden. Take in the misty mountain air from the balcony of the Diplomatic Suite. Headboards are antique and silk cushions and curtains add to the drama, making rooms feel like a treasure box from the past. En-suite baths are clad in marble with tubs for soaking after a day of exploring the historical town.

Dine on Algarve oysters, lobster, and traditional pastries at Seteais Restaurant or under a pergola by the pool. In the ballroom, a live harpist or violinist plays while waiters in period costume serves your meal. Sip on a glass of local wine on the terrace and enjoy panoramic views of Sintra in the Bar.

Feel like royalty in the Seteais Spa and Wellness Center where pampering is paramount. Products are made from organic riches sourced in Portugal’s Algarve.

The grounds of Tivoli Palacio de Seteais are teeming with lush gardens and many hedge mazes. Take a romantic horse drawn carriage ride through the beautiful surroundings of the Sintra Mountains and Pena Park. For a more modern take, ride in a replica of a 1930s sidecar as you make your way around the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra.

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