The locality of Monte Estoril had its origin in beginnings of the 20th century, developed by the construction of the railway that links Lisbon to Cascais. Next to the last, with a superb location and idyllic landscapes, it became a place of election of the aristocracy and wealthy families.
There was an amazing amount of beautiful big houses in the area but, as money has changed hands lately, many families simply can not afford to keep them anymore. Some have been torn down, others have been kept but enlarged, becoming condominiums and a few are just abandoned. Gladly we still can find many in excellent condition, very difficult to photograph as streets are narrow and trees very high. These are just two examples.