2013-06-08

Sintra - Portugal (UNESCO WHS) (Postcrossing Meeting in Sintra)

Adrienne from New Zealand visited Portugal and met some of the Portuguese Postcrossers in Lisbon and Sintra.



© Rufino & Rufino

The Mouros Castle, sent by "gminiscp"



© Rufino & Rufino

Regaleira Palace, sent by "PilotOne"


© Gustav A. Wittich
Monserrate Palace, sent by ninocas

"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." In: UNESCO
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