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Visit to Museu Bordalo Pinheiro and Palácio de Bemposta

Date: Saturday, 13th April, 2019


Venue: First we visit the Museu Bordalo Pinheiro, which houses an impressive collection the caricatures, cartoons, and ceramic work of the artist Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro (1846-1905), including the famous ‘Zé Povinho’.  After lunch we have a guided visit of Palácio de Bemposta. As a widow, Catherine of Braganza lived in the Palace, which was constructed on the open plateau of the Colina Santana (otherwise known as Campo de Sant'Ana) in the 16th Century. João VI died here in 1826, having been besiged in the palace by supporters of his rebel son, D. Miguel, in 1821. The impressive building is now home to the Academia Militar, which is older than Sandhurst, its equivalent in the UKLunch has been booked at a local restaurant within walking distance.


Time: Departure from Estoril Casino at 10.00 in a hired coach. Lisbon members will meet at the Bordalo Pinheiro Museum at 10.45.


Price: €35 with coach, €25 without coach (€10 surcharge for non-Members).


Enrolment: Deadline - 8th April. Availability is limited to 25 participants (first-come-first-served basis). Non-members will only be advised after 8th April.