Located in Mangualde, only 15 minutes away from Viseu, the Palace of the Counts of Anadia is a stunning landmark of the city, as well as a living testimony of a deeply rich historical heritage. This palace tells the stories of many extraordinary men and women who played a major role in the History of Portugal.
At the beginning of the 19th century, the Palace of Mangualde was known as the “House of Paes do Amaral” but it came to be known as the “Palace of Anadia”, due to the marriage of Manuel Paes de Sá do Amaral de Almeida e Vasconcelos Quifel Barbarino, Lord of the House of Paes do Amaral, to D. Maria Luiza de Sá Pereira de Menezes de Melo Sotomayor, 3rd Countess of Anadia.
With a remarkable western façade, due to its Italianate south façade and the castellated east façade, its masonry work, the 17th-century tiles and works of art by artists such as Pellegrini, Giagenti or Lanzarotto, the Palace of Anadia is one of the most important examples of the 17th century manorial architecture in Portugal. The Palace has an adjacent farmhouse with gardens and a forest park planted in the 18th century and was classified Building of Public Interest.