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The first center of European Romantic Architecture.

In the 19th century Sintra became the first centre of European Romantic architecture. Ferdinand II turned a ruined monastery into a castle where this new sensitivity was displayed in the use of Gothic, Egyptian, Moorish and Renaissance elements and in the creation of a park blending local and exotic species of trees. Other fine dwellings, built along the same lines in the surrounding serra, created a unique combination of parks and gardens which influenced the development of landscape architecture throughout Europe. [unesco]

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  • you must make a pitstop at Casa Piriquita and have a coffee with travesseiro, a typical pastry.
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  • The prettiest village I know!
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  • une escapade d une journée à sintra lors d un séjour à lisbonne est idéale. trajet en train entre les deux villes.
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  • El maravilloso Palacio do Pena, y sobre todo el incomparable lugar donde se encuentra.
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  • the energy of this mountain is incredible !
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