Sunday, 29 September 2013

Palácio Nacional da Pena

The Pena National Palace (Palácio Nacional da Pena), popularly referred only by Pena Castle or Pena Palace, is a Romanticist palace in São Pedro de Penaferrim, municipality of Sintra, Portugal. The palace stands on the top of a hill above the town of Sintra, and on a clear day it can be easily seen from Lisbon and much of its metropolitan area. It is a national monument and constitutes one of the major expressions of 19th-century Romanticism in the world. It was the first palace in this style in Europe, erected about 30 years before the charismatic Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria.

On July 7, 2007 it was elected as one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal. It is also used for state occasions by the President of the Portuguese Republic and other government officials.


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