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Pena National Palace: Exterior detail, fanciful, heavily ornamented lower access gate

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posted on 2017-07-05, 00:00 authored by G. Massiot & cie
Bristles with decorative forms, and coats of arms in a mix of revival styles including Gothic, Manueline and Mud\u00E9jar forms.\u000a\u000aIt is a national monument and constitutes one of the major expressions of 19th century Romanticism in the world. The palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The site began as a small shrine and later monastery, built 1493. From 1839 Ferdinand II and Wilhelm Ludwig Eschwege built the Pal\u00E1cio da Pena in a Romantic style, incorporating the remains of the Hieronymite monastery. It is magnificently set on a peak surrounded by the forested Pena Park and incorporates a variety of architectural styles and references to famous Portuguese buildings. The restoration of the Manueline style monastery led to the revival of Gothic, Manueline and Mud\u00E9jar forms.

History

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Palácio Nacional da Pena

Date Created

1910-01-01

Date Modified

2017-07-05

Spatial Coverage

Sintra, Distrito de Lisboa, Portugal: São Pedro de Penaferrim municipality; Estrada da Pena +38.787778-9.390556 Sintra

Temporal Coverage

before or circa 1910

Cultural Context

['Nineteenth century', 'Gothic Revival', 'Romantic']

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