Photographer's Note

The Casa do Alentejo, a social club for the people from the province of Alentejo (the vast rural plains between Lisbon and the Algarve) who live in Lisbon, is hidden behind a rather unattractive exterior at Rua das Portas de Santo Anto. The club occupies the building called Palcio Alvedra since 1932, which is notable for its interior. The palace dates from the last quarter of the 17th C., but its current appearance is a result of considerable alterations carried out in 1918. The Moorish looking covered inner courtyard with a small fountain in the center is impressive. The architectural features give the impression of the Arab influenced Mudejar style which is to be found in Spain and also in southern Alentejo. A restaurant and a caf are part of the club and to see its tiled interior it is worth the price of an excellent Alentejan meal in the restaurant.

Finally, I would like to leave a question to all TE Portuguese members. How many of you have been to this lovely place in the heart of downtown Lisbon?

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  • Copyright: Antonio Ribeiro (ribeiroantonio) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4806 W: 470 N: 6473] (22730)
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  • Date Taken: 2006-01-10
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  • Date Submitted: 2006-06-13 8:51
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