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Tapada das Necessidades

Tapada das Necessidades
The Necessidades´ Tapada is located in the Prazeres parish since 1604. In 1742 king Dom João V built a larger chapel, a convent and a palace for his own residence, enlarging the surrounding area by his purchase of farmland.

In 1843, Dom Fernando had the gardens redesigned by Bonard and transformed the vegetable garden into an English-style park. Dom Pedro V (19th century) had the circular glasshouse built, while king Dom Carlos (end of 19th century) built the tennis court and a Pavilion, known as "Casa do Regalo", which queen, Dona Amelia, used as her painting studio.

Presently the Forestry Commission operates from the tapada. Here we can find, three ponds: Palmeira, Estrelícias and Duque de Lafões, surrounded by exotic vegetation, a cascade, a fountain and reservoir and statuary including the "Virtudes" series.
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Largo das Necessidades  -  1399-051 Lisboa


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