10:00 — 18:00
Largo São Domingos de Benfica 1
* Self-guided visit
Pets are not allowed.
The access is limited, on a first-come, first-served basis, without prior registration.
This is an entirely free event.
This garden is open daily and can be visited (upon payment) independently of the festival's programme.
The Palácio Fronteira was built between 1671 and 1672 as the hunting pavilion of D. João Mascarenhas, First Marquis of Fronteira. Set into the north-eastern slopes of the Serra de Monsanto, its magnificent gardens cover around 5.5 hectares.
The gardens, divided into various hubs, are home to an explosion of colour and brightness, mixing blues, reds, ochres and greens in a synesthetic experience that’s difficult to beat.
Recognised as a National Monument since 1982, the Palácio Fronteira and its gardens are among the most emblematic spaces of Lisbon, and an example of the careful conservation of national heritage and culture by the Fundação das Casas de Fronteira e Alorna.
In this garden you will find a universe of intricate details written on tiles and statues, just waiting to be discovered.