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MUSIC ROOM

In a period when music played by amateurs reached its peak, a music room was indispensable. The Royal Family and their friends held frequent musical evenings here. Luís I was a baritone, who also played and composed music for the ‘cello, whilst Maria Pia played piano.
Ceiling: The earlier painting by José da Cunha Taborda and Arcângelo Foschini (?) was covered by the current decoration, conceived and supervised by the architect, Possidónio da Silva between 1863-1865. The arms of the Portuguese monarchs, the Dukes of Braganza and the crosses of the three main Portuguese Military Orders – Christ, Avis and Santiago – figure in the eight medallions.
Last Update: 07 August 2014
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