Perched atop one of the hills of the Serra da Sintra, Palacio da Pena dominates the valley of his incredible versatility and its flamboyant colors.
In 1839, Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, regent of the kingdom, says the completion of his summer palace in the Prussian Baron von Eschwege Ludwig, on the ruins of the monastery of Our Lady Hieronymite de la Pena. The prince died the year of the completion of his palace in 1885. Ludwig von Eschwege amused to mix styles: Moorish, Baroque, Gothic, manueline * and remains of the monastery intersect at the option of ocher and red. A large medieval romance permeates the castle, despite the minarets, Gothic towers and other Moorish domes dotting the scene. Inside the castle is as exuberant as the outside: a cloister and a chapel style Manueline adjacent large tiles (set of tiles forming a mural) in relief. You can also see the ballroom, which blithely mixed with stained glass decoration Eastern-Prussian Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha was of Prussian origin, he became the Portuguese after his alliance with Queen Maria II.
Finally, many balconies offer you a splendid view over the Tagus and the Atlantic coast of Portugal.
By Maria Morari
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