Friday, 24 October 2008

Pena National Palace

This fairylike and romantic Palace is one of Portugal’s most impressive locations.
The Pena National Palace is the first palace built in Romanticism style in Europe. It stands on the top of a hill above the town of Sintra and it’s a national monument. UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site in 1995 and it is one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal.

This beautiful building was built between 1842 and 1854, on the ruins of a 16th century monastery. The construction was ordered by King Consort Ferdinand II as a summer residence for the royal family. The design was created by a German amateur architect named Baron Wilhelm Ludwig von Eschwege. It includes Medieval and Islamic elements and red and yellow façades.

This incredible postcard was sent by joana122.

Source: Wikipedia.

1 comment:

  1. The first time I visited the Pena Palace I felt that i was in a animated feature!! It´s a place that everybody have to visit!!!

    Francisco (in Lisboa, Portugal)


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