Joanina Library

Highly recommended
Built by Juan V in 1724, and composed of three huge rooms, with furniture in rare woods and sumptuous giltwood Baroque decoration. Chinoiserie mtifs are painted onto the surfaces, the colour different for each room: green, red or gold. The trompe-l'oeil work on the ceilings is by Lisbon artists working in the Italianate taste. Access to the upper levels is by steps inside the pillars. 30 000 books and 5 000 manuscripts are organised by subject matter.

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Adresse : 

Palácio dos Grilos. Rua da Ilha

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