By Jose Antunes

A Foggy Dream

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 50D
State/Province/Region
OT
Country
PT
Nearest Area
Lisbon
Town
Sintra
Brief Directions

The easiest way to reach Sintra is by taking the train from Lisbon. The small city can easily be negotiated on foot. Fro there you can either take a small bus up to the castle, rent a bike or... walk. And take pictures. Lots of pictures.

Notes

Spring, Autmun and Winter are the best periods to feel the "spirit of the place" with the mists in Autumn fitting into the Romantic aura of this unique mixture of nature and History.

Description

Palácio da Pena, a Palace built even before the Rhine castles, sits atop a dense park and forest planted by Ferdinand II, a portuguese king of austrian origin. The palace, that Richard Wagner aludes as the place of the Grail in a visit to Sintra, is the oldest palace inspired by European Romanticism mixing several styles: Neo-Gothic, Islamic and Neo-Renaissance.

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Date Added
August 26, 2009
Date Taken
January 1, 1970

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