Chalet and Garden of the Countess of Edla
The Chalet was built by King Ferdinand II and his second wife Elise Hensler, Countess of Edla, between 1864 and 1869, in keeping with the Alpine chalet model that was in vogue in Europe at the time.
The building is extremely picturesque, characterized by the horizontal marking of the...
The Franciscan spirit at one with nature.At Capuchos you will discover a convent which dates back to the 16th century.The Convent at Santa Cruz da Serra embodies the universal ideals of fraternity and brotherhood inherent in the values held by the Fransiscan priests who inhabited it.Once here, it...
Winding around two peaks in the Serra de Sintra (Sintra mountains), the Moorish Castle dates from the very beginning of the Moorish occupation of the Iberian Peninsula, in the 8th century.
Monserrate Palace is in Monserrate Park, in the parish of São Martinho.
The palace was designed by the architects Thomas James Knowles (father and son) and built in 1858, having been commissioned by Sir Francis Cook, Viscount of Monserrate. The design of the gardens took advantage of the...
National Palace of Pena
Pena National Palace, in the historical town of Sintra and part of the Pena park, represents one of the best expressions in the world of 19th-century architectural Romanticism. On 7 July 2007, it was selected as one of the seven wonders of Portugal. It was the first Romantic palace in Europe,...
Regaleira Palace and Estate
Palácio da Regaleira (Regaleira Palace) is the main building and the more common name for Quinta da Regaleira (Regaleira Estate). It is also known as Palácio (palace) do Monteiro dos Milhões, after the nickname (Millions Monteiro) of its former owner, António Augusto Carvalho Monteiro. The...
National Palace of Sintra
The National Palace of Sintra is also known as Palácio da Vila (Town Palace) and was one of the Portuguese royal palaces. It is located in the centre of the town. Building started in the 15th century, but the author of its design is unknown.
National Palace of Queluz
The Royal Palace of Queluz, also called the National Palace of Queluz, was built in the 18th century. One of the last great buildings in the Rococo style in Europe, it was built as a summer retreat for Prince D. Pedro of Bragança.
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