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Houses and Gardens of PORTUGAL

Houses and Gardens of PORTUGAL

written by Patrick Bowe and Marcus Binney

photography by Nicolas Sapieha and Francesco Venturi

The historic manor houses of Portugal are one of Europe's best-kept secrets. This book reveals their beauty and diversity, ranging from austere defensive towers like Torre de Giela, through the Arab influence, which introduced ceramic tiles and water cisterns, to elegant Renaissance mansions with their extensive gardens and pools. Divided into historical regions, the author offers an insight into the history and character of those who lived in the splendid manors. Gardens, interiors and exteriors are lavishly presented in superb colour through photographs which bring alive the varied delights of this country.

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