14:00 — 18:00
* Self-guided visit
Green building opposite the Hotel Casa de São Mamede – Luisa Andaluz Visitor Centre.
Pets are not allowed.
Photographs are not allowed.
The access is limited, on a first-come, first-served basis, without prior registration.
This is an entirely free event.
São Mamede House is a 19th century palace located in Largo de São Mamede, Príncipe Real, accessible from Rua da Escola Politécnica. Aside from some changes to its interior, its stylistic characteristics are as they were when it was originally constructed.
Purchased in 1934 by the Congregação das Servas de Nossa Senhora de Fátima, this was the building that housed the religious order’s novices and the headquarters of its governing body. The congregation was founded by Luiza Andaluz, who, in her role as Superiora-Geral, spent this entrepreneurial period of her life at São Mamede House until 1953.
Withdrawn from the prying eyes of the road, yet open to those who enter, the garden of São Mamede House is worth a visit thanks to the simple colouring of the flowers that adorn its raised beds, its magnificent pergola of bougainvillaea, and a large tropical fig tree.