Palácio da Pena, Sintra

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At the top of the Sintra range there's a palace from the XIX century, made by a German prince that married the queen of Portugal at the time, D. Maria II. He bought the ruins of an old monastery, from which you can still visit the cloister and the chapel, rebuild it and adapted into the royal's family summer palace. He built a new part, full of symbols from Portuguese history and myths, like the Triton.

At the top of the Sintra range there’s a palace from the XIX century, made by a German prince that married the queen of Portugal at the time, D. Maria II. He bought the ruins of an old monastery, from which you can still visit the cloister and the chapel, rebuild it and adapted into the royal’s family summer palace. He built a new part, full of symbols from Portuguese history and myths, like the Triton.

The style of this fantasy palace is often described as romantic and combines elements of the Portuguese style “manuelino”, Islamic elements and more.

Around the palace, the prince and his second wife, an opera singer with who he married after the queens death, planted a beautiful and exotic park, a marvelous place to wonder at spring time and summer.

The palace stands in one of the most breathtaking places around Lisbon, the Sintra range, from where you can see (if the weather is nice…) the river Tagus flowing into the Atlantic ocean. The villages Sintra and São Pedro are very beautiful and worth a visit.

written by saidseni on 2009-02-17 in #world #locations

6 Comments

  1. stouf
    stouf ·

    Wooww very cool shots ! And this architectural/cultural mix is really something ! Great location !

  2. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    great review! parabens! :)

  3. afd_lsi
    afd_lsi ·

    Nice review of a very good location!
    Por acaso já não vou a sintra a algum tempo!

  4. kuasimudo
    kuasimudo ·

    sim, imagens espectaculares!... falta apenas uma sobre a vista do palácio, que é 5 estrelas! mas grande review!

  5. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    E há, muitas, mas não são com lomos... e também há uma história triste de uma máquina desaparecida onde estava o rolo precisamento com essas fotos de que falas... :/ Mas não faz mal, as melhores fotos da minha vida não foram tiradas, estão todas na minha cabeça! ;) 'Brigada!

  6. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    Check out more pictures I found in a forgotten film!
    www.lomography.com/homes/saidseni/albums/26795-fairytale-pa…

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