The Quinta do Relogio dates back to the 18th century; it was initially purchased by the 15th Earl of Redondo, Jose de Sousa Coutinho, but it was in the reign of D. Pedro V that the architect Antonio Manuel da Fonseca Jr. designed and built the palace in a neo-arabic style. Later on the estate was purchased by a millionaire who ordered the construction of a tower clock that inspired its name, but the tower was later demolished and now it is impossible to trace where it was.
The palace lacks substantial completion works of reconstruction but the Sintra Town Council has already approved its project for a residential purpose although its use may also be changed into a charm hotel. The structural works are already done (foundations, strengthening the structure of the four floors with metal lightened slabs).
The palace has four floors with about 1500sqm, all in open space.
The Quinta do Relogio has a total area of 22.144m2 and includes an excellent secondary T7 fully refurbished villa by the well known architect Thiago Bradell, with 440sqm and wonderful views of Sintra and the Moorish Castle, and also a carekeeper two bedroom house with 104sqm.
The wonderful garden was designed in a romantic style with a lake, several springs and fountains and is surrounded by a lush vegetation with rare species such as pine trees, centenary oaks, palm trees, cedars, magnolias, fuchsias and camellias, among others.
* Guest apartment
* Mountain view
* Built-in Kitchen