The first owner of the house was D. Tristan da Cunha, the most noble confidence D. Manuel I and D. John III that led, in 1514, the great king's embassy fortunate to Pope Leo X. In 1521, after the death of D. Manuel I, Queen Leonor and Infanta D. Isabel left the Palace of Ribeira and started to live in this palace.
In the first half of the century XVIII, the building underwent profound restoration works, under the guidance of architect and measurer works masonry and carpentry, Manuel Pereira, having withstood the 1755 earthquake.
The palace consists of three floors: the ground floor is composed of thirteen spans matching antique shops and warehouses; upstairs are torn thirteen windows sill and on the main floor bay windows and cornice topped by wrought iron guards.
The main gate, emblazoned with the arms of the owners (cf. photographs above), gives access to a large room apparatus that connects with the other rooms of the main floor. Inside we highlight the tile panels from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, ceilings paneled with oil portraits of some owners (for example D. Tristan da Cunha, Governor of Angola, D. Pedro da Cunha and 1st Marquis of Olhao, D. Francisco de Melo da Cunha de Mendonca e Menezes) and frescos that decorate several rooms.
Its facade has 14 windows and adjacent to the second of 2 modern buildings opens the portal, emblazoned on the lintel, by a passage that leads to the patio noble.
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