Built in the 17th century by D. Gonçalo de Sousa de Macedo, Chancellor of the Exchequer, jurist and diplomat, the building was given the name Palace of the Counts of Mesquitela in 1754 by D. Luís de Sousa de Macedo, 1st Viscount of Mesquitela. More than four hundred years later, Paço Group – Real Estate Investments began a renovation project based on the principle of respecting and enhancing the original buildings historical and architectural value. The project, designed by well-known architectural firm Intergaup, headed by Diogo Lima Mayer, has received many accolades for the extraordinary conversion of Mesquitela Palace into a unique landmark that exudes refined good taste and a modern touch. Mesquitela Place, private condominium, comprises seven lofts and thirty-six apartments, ranging from one to four bedrooms, spread across five buildings, as well as four retail spaces. Mesquitela Palace has an excellent exposure to the sun, and an 810 m2 inner garden which was designed so as to be enjoyed exclusively by its residents. Palace’s historical outline is combined with markedly contemporary elements, which give it a unique character. The façades of the magnificent original building were preserved, as was the main gate on the corner of Calçada do Combro and Travessa do Alcaide. Calçada do Combro is renowned for its large palatial buildings of extreme architectural beauty. Alto de Santa Catarinas Belvedere offers one of the finest views of the Tagus and of the rivers southern bank.