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. First, we are struck by the buildings loftiness, bearing important testimony about the palaces and Lisbons history. Taking a closer look, we are captivated by the Apartments and Lofts, symbols of sophistication and elegance, which define the new layout of Mesquitela Palace. This 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. Mesquitela 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. The Chapel, which originally served the Palace, was restored and today it is available to Mesquitelas residents. Mesquitela Palace stands in one of the most noble locations in the capital and its surroundings make this development unique. Because Calçada do Combro is renowned for its large palatial buildings of extreme architectural beauty, this is the unique opportunity to live with exclusivity.
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