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There are at least three rooms like these at the Palácio, where extravagant displays of china would be kept and appreciated as guests passed by to enter the adjoining dining rooms. Side stairs allowed access to staff for maintenance and removal as required for the party.

There are at least three rooms like these at the Palácio, where extravagant displays of china would be kept and appreciated as guests passed by to enter the adjoining dining rooms.

Surely a 1960s innovation which is nevertheless curious as a way to conceal 20th c. ammenities inside the jambs of a Baroque palace. Pivot-hinged switch covers in blue and white azulejos!

Surely a innovation which is nevertheless curious as a way to conceal c. ammenities inside the jambs of a Baroque palace. Pivot-hinged switch covers in blue and white azulejos!

In one of the Salons, a blue tiled scene depicts children playing all kinds of games. We love the chairs on wheels. At the bottom left you can see a whipping top spinning.

In one of the Salons, a blue tiled scene depicts children playing all kinds of games. At the bottom left you can see a whipping top spinning.

In one of the Salons, a blue tiled scene depicts children playing all kinds of games. We love the chairs on wheels. At the bottom left you can see a whipping top spinning.

In one of the Salons, a blue tiled scene depicts children playing all kinds of games. At the bottom left you can see a whipping top spinning.

The porte cochere of the Palácio do Correio-mor. Behind its flamboyant, pink façade this open room is austere and cold – no doubt providing great respite against the elements, especially the merciless Lisbon Summer.

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The porte cochere of the Palácio do Correio-mor. Behind its flamboyant, pink façade this open room is austere and cold – no doubt providing great respite against the elements, especially the merciless Lisbon Summer.

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