Palace of the Counts of Anadia
Situated in Mangualde, about 20 kilometers from the center of Viseu
The Palace of the Counts of Anadia is a magical place, prepared to be (re)discovered!
The Palace of the Counts of Anadia is one of the most important examples of seigniorial architecture. It is one of the most important houses of the country and with characteristics typical of the time of its construction, in century XVIII. Classified as a Property of Public Interest, the Palace is the work of the Paes do Amaral family, whose ancestors were Portuguese ambassadors to Naples during the late eighteenth and early sixteenth century. This sumptuous residence of Beira produces Dão wine through the brand "Casa Anadia" and, in addition to its vineyards, has gardens, greenhouses and large fields of sowing, as well as an extensive forest.
Inside, visitors can appreciate a vast and significant set of tile tiles, one of the most beautiful examples of this masterful period of tile art in Portugal. There is also a collection of furniture, paintings and engravings, among which the Table of the Noble Room, with marmoreal sausage top, executed by Leoni in 1673, and the furniture of the Music Room with chinoiseries .
Through the Palace, several historical figures stayed: King D. Luis I, who visited him in 1882, at the time of the inauguration of the Beira Alta Railway, and King D. Carlos I, in the last years of his reign.
Attached to the palace, the chapel of S. Bernardo, on the north face, dating from the 17th century, continues to preserve its original altarpiece with a St. Bernardo painted by W. Machado, which remained even after the various changes occurred throughout the centuries.
Source: Visit Viseu (visitviseu.pt/)