The Monserrate Palace (Palácio de Monserrate) is an exotic palatial villa located near Sintra, Portugal, the traditional summer resort of the Portuguese court. It was built in 1858 for Sir Francis Cook, an English baronet created visconde de Monserrate by King Luís. Monserrate turned to an English architect, James Knowles Jr., for designs. Though its Moghul-inspired details are unique in Portugal, its eclecticism is a fine example of the Sintra Romanticism, along with other nearby palácios, such as the Pena Palace.
WHERE THE SPIES CAME IN FROM THE HEAT; Ivor Herbert Is Intrigued by a Coastline Where the Portuguese Are Still Untainted by Tourism
Jul 20, 1997; Byline: IVOR HERBERT ATLANTIC rollers boomed over the rocks like cannon-fire too close for comfort. Spray wet the quiet coast...