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Rua Conde Dom Henrique

4800-412 Guimarães

Private Dining Chamber

Private Dining Chamber

Private Dining Chamber

In this chamber, a space dedicated to taking private, family meals has been recreated, but from a time other than when the Ducal Palace was built.

Since the Medieval Ages, it was the custom to make the Living spaces more comfortable by decorating the walls with woollen cloths, Damasks, Tapestries or even with Leather Tapestries. In fact, in 1580, two Venetians (the Doge Nicòlo Tron and Alosius Lippoman, one of the ablest divines of his time), after visiting Lisbon, reported that the Portuguese had the custom of decorating the chambers ‘in such a way that the chambers look truly magnificent. They usually cover the chamber with wool cloths without nap in the winter; and in the summer of much elaborated golden leathers, which are produced in that city.’.