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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Avril Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/May/2009 at 13:35
Has anyone seen the photo in the Resident of the Estoi Palace. It has been fully restored and renovated and looks a lot like the green tiled building. Just shows what could be done. If the green tiled building was renovated in a similar way it would look magnificent, particularly with it's location.
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I did and what a transformation from a couple of years ago.

And have a look at this lot! Talk about OTT.

http://www.pousadas.pt/historicalhotels/PT/pousadas/Portugal/Algarve/PalaciodeEstoi/gallery/PalaciodeEstoiGALLERY.htm#/

I wouldn't feel appropriate staying in there!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Avril Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/May/2009 at 21:24
Oh Cubby, surely you have a tux and could quaff champagne with the "best" of us. I would love to stay there it looks sooooo Fab! Where exactly is the Estoi Palace?
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It's right in the middle of the little town of Estoi, which is just off the N2 about 6 miles north of Faro.

It's set in some very nice looking ornamental gardens which were open to the public a couple of years ago. It obviously was a palace. You approach through a suitably impressive set of gates along a gravelled drive past the stables and then the grand entrance up those steps. Never been inside as it was closed prior to restoration when last I was there.
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Thats scrubbed up nicely,Tonguemmm Estoi Palace,now thats a prospective
"beckenham palace"if i ever saw oneLOL.thats another must for us to visit next time we're out Smile.
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It's right in the middle of the little town of Estoi, which is just off the N2 about 6 miles north of Faro.

It's set in some very nice looking ornamental gardens which were open to the public a couple of years ago. It obviously was a palace. You approach through a suitably impressive set of gates along a gravelled drive past the stables and then the grand entrance up those steps. Never been inside as it was closed prior to restoration when last I was there.
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I have also been there and it was under restoration so you couldn't go inside.  Can you go inside it now? I was dying to go inside but everything was locked but we could peep thru some windows!
This place is magnificent, I have pics of it... will try and find them at some point.  I wonder who this belongs to now and what is to become of it, is it a residence or a lodging of some sort?
 
 
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Originally posted by cubsur cubsur wrote:

I did and what a transformation from a couple of years ago.

And have a look at this lot! Talk about OTT.

http://www.pousadas.pt/historicalhotels/PT/pousadas/Portugal/Algarve/PalaciodeEstoi/gallery/PalaciodeEstoiGALLERY.htm#/

I wouldn't feel appropriate staying in there!
 
Ok well ignore my previous post lol obviously this place is now some kind of resort!! Wow i can't believe what they've done, but at least the original house has been restored and refurbished by the looks of it. I think I'd be afraid to ask what it would cost to stay there one night!!
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Originally posted by cubsur cubsur wrote:

I did and what a transformation from a couple of years ago.

And have a look at this lot! Talk about OTT.

http://www.pousadas.pt/historicalhotels/PT/pousadas/Portugal/Algarve/PalaciodeEstoi/gallery/PalaciodeEstoiGALLERY.htm#/

I wouldn't feel appropriate staying in there!
 
Here's another article on the history of the Palacio de Estoi:
 
 
 
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Hello, "Cubsur"
  I was not shocked that the cliff at Maria Luisa beach collapsed! It was beyond horrible that anyone was caught beneath it, though. (I never walk close to those shored-up aberrations. I don't trust anything done by the new, young, town planners.) The elevator, the "new" plaza, which used to be O JArdim....
 Do you have photos? 
 Has there been any progress in the search for the person who abducted little Madeleine?
 I know that this is "off topic" but perhaps it is time to talk about things of consequence (?)
 I visited the palace at Estoi some years ago. It was so beautiful. I am looking forward to seeing it again and perhaps being able to afford a cocktail there~!
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All the recent photos I have are on my webspace http://thomasallen.spaces.live.com and there are i am afraid none of Maria Luisa, but the Portuguese newspapers have plenty.

The green-tiled building is still for sale by the way!
 
The 'Madeleine' search has been forgotten here. There is no current discussion and none required in my opinion.
 
 
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I enquired about the price of the Green tiled building, I forget what they quoted but the saying " you can pay too much for Gold" comes to mind
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The Green Tiled Building!!
 
Sorry, only just seen this thread, here's pics I took at Easter this year, it had the for sale banner then.
 
 
and the balustrade, what character (what's left of it)
 
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We walked past it yesterday afternoon and its still in the same stateErmm the damn graffiti makes it look worse than it is.
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location, location. location !
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Slowly it crumbles away. Picture taken this afternoon.


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