Welcome to Palma Palace

Situated 65km (40 miles) south of Lisbon, in an area long thought of as Portugal’s rough diamond, Palma Palace is central to the small, old village of Palma and our large agricultural estate.

Once the heart of the historic County of Palma, o Palácio Velho de Palma or “Palma Palace”, is steeped in history.

In the 12th century, it was the site of a chapel to the Holy Order of Santiago – now our main dining hall – and three centuries later, it was the residence of Dom Pedro de Mascarenhas, 1st Count of Palma, viceroy of Portuguese India and patron of St. Francis Xavier. It is believed that, prior to his travels to the Far East with Dom Pedro, St. Francis Xavier conducted mass in the same chapel, by then already part of Palma Palace.

The Palace is located in a region of unspoilt natural beauty. There is easy access to the magical Sado River sanctuary and its corresponding estuary that is home to a variety of waterfowl, including flamingos, as well as resident dolphins and other wildlife. Also nearby is the 70km (44 miles) stretch of pristine beach from Tróia to Sines. All are environmentally protected.

In recent years, the area has become a hotspot for tourism, which has led to the development of a few upmarket resorts and luxurious holiday homes scattered throughout the region. However, none of these can provide what Palma Palace offers; our unique combination of rich heritage and abundant private grounds, including plenty of wildlife within a variety of bucolic landscapes, a short distance from Lisbon.

For further information on what the Palace can provide for you, please proceed to the About Us section.

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Tourist attractions

Guided Tours

While planning your holidays, you can have a look at our house and at what we offer.

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Our Rooms

Our Houses isolated within our farm

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Palma Palace offers free of charge, several private, pollution free lakes and reservoirs, where catch and release fishing of blackbass or carp is allowed. If requested, permission is given to catch and cook 2 or 3 fishes, per stay. No limits whatsoever in crayfishing.

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Regional Tours

We will introduce you to a World where you will find everything, from Roman and Phoenician ruins, Christian and Moorish medieval architecture, to delicious local cuisine and wines.

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Bird watching

Bird watching is a rewarding activity at Palma Palace’s farm. We have all sorts of birds at our forests, glades, reservoirs and we are near the impressive Sado River bird sanctuary.

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Astronomical Observation

Palma Palace offers several vantage points to watch the stars in a profound, free of artificial light and pollution, wonderous Sky.

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“We were a party of 15 veterinarians celebrating our graduation and wanted to find a spacious house with a pool and privacy to allow us to celebrate. Plama Palace was all that and more – the house is absolute enormous, with plenty of room for all of us and areas where we could all comfortably fit for dinner. The pool is stunning and lots of towels and pillows are provided. The house it’s self is gorgeous, very lovely paintings and furnishings. The hosts are utterly charming and so welcoming, Lourenço made a special effort to show us around his lovely farm and made sure we had everything we needed. A massive thank you to Poppy and Lourenço for making us so welcome and I’m sure we will be back again soon!”
“Palma Palace is stunning. Really, given how inexpensive it is, it is really amazing, the size and beauty of the property, and the facilities available. I travelled with a party of 12 friends, and we just had the best holiday ever. We couldn’t believe we could be able to stay in such a place. The grounds are beautiful, the pool, the nature, the games. There is a maid on-site so the beds are made every day and the place kept clean – an unexpected bonus in private rental properties. The flipkey website is difficult to use, and their customer service unhelpful, but in spite of this, the owner Lourenço could not have been more helpful, whether it came to recommending places to eat, providing directions, and making us feel at home. He and his wife Poppy take a huge amount of pride in their home and it shows. The area itself is very beautiful. It’s not a tourist area – you are getting real Portugal – fantastic food (incredible fresh fish) and really lovely locals. The nearby beach is also definitely worth a visit. Potential downsides – the town where the house is is small, so you are really required to drive most places to go out to eat, (or you can cook in). We also found it difficult to get taxis places, so we had to drive a lot. In addition, though there are beds for a huge number of people, often it is five or six people to an (admittedly enormous) bedroom. So there might not be much privacy in that sense. On the other hand, the house is so big there is no problem losing yourself in some corner for a few hours! Thank you Lourenco & Poppy – we will definitely be back!”
Pierce O'Reilly
“Bonjour Lourenco,
Merci pour votre message et merci à Poppy pour la veste oubliée par Ronan (mon mari) !!
Nous sommes bien rentrés en France hier et sommes enchantés par notre semaine à Palma et Lisbonne. Nous sommes aussi très heureux d’avoir fait votre connaissance et aurions aimé pouvoir discuter plus longtemps avec vous pour que vous nous racontiez l’histoire de votre propriété et que vous nous parliez du Portugal !
Bon week-end et bonne continuation
Laure Martin
“Turismo de Habitação, em perfeito estado, com bom serviço e ideal para esquecer os problemas. Os proprietários são muito simpáticos e sempre dispostos a resolver qualquer problema. Perfeito para um feriado.”
Alfonso Blaquez
Passámos um óptimo fim de semana com um grupo de amigos nesta casa com imensa personalidade. A propriedade é enorme e a área da piscina é muito agradável. Foram todos muito simpáticos e fomos muito bem recebidos. Recomendo totalmente a quem quiser passar umas férias longe do barulho da cidade!
Carlos G.
Super villa très bien située ( les images parlent d’elles même), que de bons souvenir au barbecue à côté de la piscine le soir,
proche d’une jolie petite ville et un petit bar restaurant juste à côté, ou les gens y sont très accueillant également.
Merci pour ce séjour. Villa à recommander.

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