< PORTUGAL | LISBON: Hotel Avenida Palace
Avenida Palace Hotel - the only Palace in Lisbon's downtown - was projected at the end of the XIX century by master José Luís Monteiro, one of the
most distinguished portuguese architects with portfolio in Paris, the same architect who projected Rossio's Train Terminal. The most advanced techniques and most appropriate
and specialized materials were utilized in its construction.
This famous Hotel was inaugurated in 1892, a period considered as the Belle Époque, and viewed as one of the best hotels in europe by its glamour, location and service.
Throughout time, it has been updated and targeted for enumerous transformations. In 1998, it was completely creatively remodeled so as to not forget all technological innovations, placing it as one of the best hotels in the country, due to its decor, exquisite architecture, and glamour.
Habitually frequented by famous individualities of the financial world, the politics, the church and the arts, Avenida Palace Hotel as assisted the implantation of the Portuguese Republic, the Civil War of Spain and Second World War, having been an active stage of political plots and espionage.
Some of the famous clients were: Agustí Calvet – "Gaziel", Almada Negreiros, Alves dos Reis, Alves Redol, Cardinal Mindszenty, Charles Aznavour, Cliff Richard, Érico Veríssimo, François Mitterrand, Janio Quadros, Leopold Senghor, Manuel Teixeira Gomes, Martin Sheen, Prince D. Miguel de Bragança, India's Patriarch – Costa Nunes, Roberto Carlos, Rudolf Nureyev, Sergei Diaghilev, Sidonio Pais, Van Morrison...
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