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Cultural Landscape of Sintra

Cultural Landscape of Sintra: Sintra became the first centre of Romantic architecture in the 19th century. Two of the most beautiful examples of Romantic architecture in the Cultural Landscape of Sintra are the Sintra National Palace and the Pena National Palace. The Sintra National Palace is the best preserved medieval royal palace in Portugal. Sintra National Palace is decorated in a mixture of styles, such as Gothic, Manueline, Mudéjar and Renaissance. Sintra National Palace is located in the Town of Sintra. The Pena National Palace was built on the ruins of a monastery. King Ferdinand II transformed the ruined monastery into a romantic palace with elements from Egyptian, Gothic, Renaissance and Mudéjar styles. Pena Palace stands on a hill in the Sintra Mountains above the Town of Sintra. The Pena National Palace is the one of the most important expressions of the 19th century Romanticism in the world. The Pena National Palace is one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal. Castello dos Mouros is also located in the Cultural Landscape of Sintra. The Castello dos Mouros, the Moors Castle, was built during the Arab period of the Iberian Peninsula. Cabo da Roca, Cape Roca, is the westernmost point of mainland Europe and is also located in the Cultural Landscape of Sintra. The Cultural Landscape of Sintra is situated about 35 km west of Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal. The Cultural Landscape of Sintra gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1995. World Heritage Art: Cabo da Roca

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Cultural Landscape of Sintra - Cultural Landscape of Sintra: Sunset at Cabo da Roca (Cape Roca). The inscription on the obelisk mentions the latitude, the longitude...

Cultural Landscape of Sintra: Sunset at Cabo da Roca (Cape Roca).

The inscription on the obelisk mentions the latitude, the longitude and altitude of Cabo

da Roca, the westernmost point of mainland Europe. There is also a poem engraved on

the obelisk. Cabo da Roca is a popular place to visit and a breathtaking place at sunset.

Cape Roca is located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Cultural Landscape of Sintra.

  1. Cultural Landscape of Sintra - Cultural Landscape of Sintra: Sunset at Cabo da Roca (Cape Roca). The inscription on the obelisk mentions the latitude, the longitude...

    Cultural Landscape of Sintra: Sunset at Cabo da Roca (Cape Roca).

    The inscription on the obelisk mentions the latitude, the longitude and altitude of Cabo

    da Roca, the westernmost point of mainland Europe. There is also a poem engraved on

    the obelisk. Cabo da Roca is a popular place to visit and a breathtaking place at sunset.

    Cape Roca is located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Cultural Landscape of Sintra.

  2. Cultural Landscape of Sintra - Cultural Landscape of Sintra: Cabo da Roca is the westernmost point of mainland Europe. The 'Farol do Cabo da Roca' is the...

    Cultural Landscape of Sintra: Cabo da Roca is the westernmost point of mainland Europe.

    The 'Farol do Cabo da Roca' is the lighthouse on the edge of Cabo da Roca, Cape Roca.

    The lighthouse was built in 1772 and was the first purpose built lighthouse in Portugal,

    it towers 165 metres above the Atlantic Ocean. Cabo da Roca is the place to be for an

    unforgettable sunset. The Cultural Landscape of Sintra is an UNESCO World Heritage.

  3. Cultural Landscape of Sintra - Cultural Landscape of Sintra: Sunset at Cabo da Roca, Cape Roca. The cape offers breathtaking views over the Atlantic Ocean and Serra de...

    Cultural Landscape of Sintra: Sunset at Cabo da Roca, Cape Roca.

    The cape offers breathtaking views over the Atlantic Ocean and Serra de Sintra. Cape Roca

    is the westernmost point of mainland Europe. Cape Roca is a narrow granite cliff, forming the

    western end of the Sintra Mountains, located on the Atlantic coast in Portugal, about 40 km

    from Lisbon. Cape Roca is located in the UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Landscape of Sintra.

  4. Cultural Landscape of Sintra - Cultural Landscape of Sintra: The monument declaring Cabo da Roca the westernmost point of continental Europe. The monument on Cabo...

    Cultural Landscape of Sintra: The monument declaring Cabo da Roca the westernmost point

    of continental Europe. The monument on Cabo da Roca, Cape Roca, is an obelisk topped with

    a white cross, facing the Atlantic Ocean. The inscription on the obelisk is a poetry quote by the

    16th century Portuguese poet Luís de Camões: 'Where the land ends and the sea begins.....'

    The Cultural Landscape of Sintra was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1995.

  5. Cultural Landscape of Sintra - Cultural Landscape of Sintra: The town of Sintra is dominated by the twin chimneys of the Sintra National Palace, a beautiful preserved...

    Cultural Landscape of Sintra: The town of Sintra is dominated by the twin chimneys of the

    Sintra National Palace, a beautiful preserved medieval royal palace in Portugal. The 14th

    century palace is decorated in a mixture of styles, such as Gothic, Manueline, Mudéjar

    and Renaissance. The Sintra National Palace is decorated with azulejos, the Portuguese

    colourful ceramic tiles. The use of cameras is not allowed in the Sintra National Palace.

  6. Cultural Landscape of Sintra - Cultural Landscape of Sintra: Decoration above the main entrance to the Pena Palace. The Pena Palace is situated in the Cultural...

    Cultural Landscape of Sintra: Decoration above the main entrance to the Pena Palace.

    The Pena Palace is situated in the Cultural Landscape of Sintra. The palace stands on

    the rocky peaks of the Serra de Sintra. The Pena Palaceis built in a mixture styles, such

    as Manueline, Mudéjar and Renaissance. The palace is surrounded by a beautiful park,

    it contains a wide variety of native and exotic plants and trees.

  7. Cultural Landscape of Sintra - Cultural Landscape of Sintra: The landscape of Serra de Sintra seen from the Pena Palace. The Pena Palace stands on top of a rocky hill in...

    Cultural Landscape of Sintra: The landscape of Serra de Sintra seen from the Pena Palace.

    The Pena Palace stands on top of a rocky hill in the Serra de Sintra, the Sintra Mountains.

    The palace is surrounded by forests and lush gardens, planted with more than five hundred

    tree species from all over the world. The Pena Palace is visible from every point in the park.

    The palace is one of the many palaces in the Sintra Mountains.

  8. Cultural Landscape of Sintra - Cultural Landscape of Sintra: The Hermitage of Peninha is the highest point in the Cultural Landscape of Sintra in Portugal. The Hermitage of...

    Cultural Landscape of Sintra: The Hermitage of Peninha is the highest point in the Cultural

    Landscape of Sintra in Portugal. The Hermitage of Peninha is situated on a rocky outcrop in

    the Sintra Mountains, the hermitage offers amazing views over the Sintra coastline and the

    Atlantic Ocean, on a clear day it is possible to see Cabo da Roca. The hermitage is closed to

    the public, but the terraces are always open.

  9. Cultural Landscape of Sintra - Cultuurlandschap van Sintra: The Moorish style entrance gate into the courtyard of Pena Palace. Pena Palace is situated at the second highest...

    Cultuurlandschap van Sintra: The Moorish style entrance gate into the courtyard of Pena Palace.

    Pena Palace is situated at the second highest hill of the Serra de Sintra, the Sintra Mountains.

    King Ferdinand II of Portugal was impressed by the stunning landscape of the Sintra Mounains,

    In 1838, the king ordered to transform a ruined monastery into a romantic palace. Pena Palace

    was built in a mixture of styles, such as Egyptian, Gothic, Renaissance and Mudéjar styles.

  10. Cultural Landscape of Sintra - Cultural Landscape of Sintra: The Pena National Palace, also called Pena Palace. The Pena National Palace was built on the ruins of a...

    Cultural Landscape of Sintra: The Pena National Palace, also called Pena Palace.

    The Pena National Palace was built on the ruins of a monastery. King Ferdinand II of Portugal

    transformed the ruined monastery into a romantic palace. The Pena National Palace is one of

    the most important expressions of the 19th century Romanticism in the world. The palace is

    situated on top of a hill above the Town of Sintra. Photography is prohibited inside the palace.

  11. Cultural Landscape of Sintra - Cultural Landscape of Sintra: The Castello dos Mouros, the Moors Castle, built during the Arab  period of the Iberian...

    Cultural Landscape of Sintra: The Castello dos Mouros, the Moors Castle, built during the Arab 

    period of the Iberian Peninsula. The Moors Castle was built in the 9th century to guard the town

    of Sintra. The castle is situated on the top of the Sintra Mountains, near the Pena Palace. The

    castle fell into dispair after the Christian Reconquest of Portugal in the 12th century. In the 19th

    century, the Moors Castle was transformed into a romantic ruin by King Ferdinand II of Portugal.