OLIVENZA Marzal Palace

A good example of the Pombalino style is this palace commissioned by the successors of Don Luís Marçal, first commander of the Olivenza Dragon Cavalry Regiment in the second half of the 18th century. This style is part of the Portuguese protoneo-classical, which emerged after the earthquake in Lisbon and its necessary reconstruction. It emphasizes the rhythmic spacing of its doors and multiple windows, in marble from the area.

On the 2nd of July 1801, the King and Queen of Spain, Charles IV and Maria Luisa of Parma, with their Court, stayed in this little palace after the War of the Oranges and the Treaty of Badajoz by which Olivenza came under Spanish sovereignty.