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Sparkling Concierge discusses the beauty of
Quinta da Penalva with Visão Magazine

After the rumors regarding pop icon Madonna’s move to Portugal, top Portuguese newsmagazine “Visão” called me to discuss one of the places Madonna visited, Quinta da Penalva.

A few months ago, Madonna was searching for the perfect house to start her new life in Lisbon and considered to temporarily stay at the gorgeous Quinta da Penalva to enjoy the peaceful surroundings of Sintra.

Below is a picture the Queen of Pop took of the iconic kitchen at Quinta da Penalva where the infamous baskets decorate the ceiling.


I first introduced this amazing private house in the Summer, when talented travel writer Preethi Chandrasekhar visited Lisbon.

Quinta da Penalva in S. Pedro de Sintra was built in 1800’s and was the property of the Mello e Castro family. In 1977 it was purchased by its current owners, the Almeida Braga family. In the beginning of the 20th Century, the Quinta received a few interventions by renowned architect, Raul Lino, who created a pigeon house, a gazebo, and a tea-house next to the tennis court. It is said, in fact, that the tennis court was built for Queen Amelia of Orleans, wife of King Charles, so she could practice her favorite sport, in the surrounding of Pena Palace, where the King and Queen would spent their summer. Quinta da Penalva welcomed numerous famous guests in the last decades, among which Formula 1 drivers Ayrton Senna and Emerson Fittipaldi, and tennis player Gustavo Kuerten. The private and beautiful Quinta da Penalva property includes the services of a full-time Butler, private Chef and Housekeeping team.

To learn more about this breathtaking property, click on my post A majestic day in Sintra and an exclusive stay at Quinta Penalva.

A visit to the incredible town of Sintra isn’t complete without an overnight stay at Quinta da Penalva. If you’re interested in booking your exclusive stay at Quinta da Penalva, contact me.

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Happy Travels,