History

The Avenida Palace Hotel – the only Palace in the centre of Lisbon – was designed towards the end of the 19th Century by the master architect José Luís Monteiro, one of Portugal’s most celebrated architects, who also designed the nearby Rossio Station. It was built using the most advanced techniques and the best materials in existence at the time.

This iconic hotel, opened in 1892, was regarded, notably in Belle Époque, as one of the best in Europe on account of its stylishness, location and standard of service.

Over time the hotel has been subject to continual updating and a series of renovations, resulting in its complete creative remodelling, not forgetting technological innovation, setting it among the very best hotels due to its decoration, its sui generis architecture and its stylishness.

Frequented by individuals from the worlds of Finance, Politics, Religion, Literature and Arts, it was present at the establishment of the Republic, the Spanish Civil War and two World Wars, having thereby served as an active stage for political intrigue and espionage.

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