Commissioned by the 2nd Viscount of Midões, César Ribeiro de Abranches Castelo Branco, the palace is one of the most iconic landmark estates in Portugal.
Built during the XIX century, the palace is also known as the Palace of Four Seasons, a theme detailed throughout the palace and also represented by the four allegorical statues towering above its main facade, each representing Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer.
During the palace’s construction, Midões represented the hight of powers and was the central seat of Coimbra, Portugal. As a result it was adorned with numerous stately homes and churches built in the traditional styles and impressive stone architecture of the Beira region before the council was dissolved and moved to Tabua.
Having been abandoned for many years, the palace is currently under renovation and being restored to its former glory.