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THE PENA PALACE IS IN SINTRA PORTUGAL ABOUT 18 MILES FROM LISBON.

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2 THE PENA PALACE IS IN SINTRA PORTUGAL ABOUT 18 MILES FROM LISBON

3 THE BUILDING IS LOCATED ON A MOUNTAINTOP ACROSS GIANT ROCKS

4 THE BUILDING PLANNING AND CONSTRUCTION TOOK 14 YEARS BETWEEN 1840 TO 1854

5 THE BUILDING WAS USED AS SUMMER RESIDENCE OF PORTUGAL'S ROYAL FAMILY. IN 1910 THE PALACE WAS CONVERTED INTO A MUSEUM

6 THE BUILDING WAS CONSTRUCTED WITH A MIXTURE OF ARCHITECTURAL STYLES: BAVARIAN, ROMANTIC, GOTHIC AND MOORISH

7 THE PALACE IS SURROUNDED BY TREES

8 BUT I WAS ABLE TO MOVE THEM AWAY

9 YOU ENTER THE PALACE THROUGH A MASSIVE GATE

10 THE INTERIOR SIDE OF THE GATE IS VERY ORNATE

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12 INTERIOR PATIOS WITH BEAUTIFUL PLANTS

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17 FROM THE TERRACES YOU HAVE BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF THE SURROUNDING AREAS

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20 ONE OF THE MANY ENTRIES TO GO INSIDE THE BUILDING

21 IT APPEARS THAT HE HOLDS THE WHOLE BUILDING ON HIS SHOULDERS

22 THE BUILDING HAS A NICE LARGE CHURCH WITH BEAUTIFUL STAINED GLASS WINDOWS

23 THE INTERIORS HAVE VERY ORNATE CEILINGS

24 A WALL PLATE LIKE A PIECE OF ART

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27 VERY NICE COLUMN CAPITAL

28 ELABORATE DINING ROOM WITH ORIGINAL FURNITURE AND TABLE SETTING

29 AND HERE IS WHERE THE FOOD WAS PREPARED

30 PART OF THE BUILDING HAS A THE ROOF WITH WALKING TERRACES.

31 TURRET WITH MINARET AND MOORISH DOME

32 ANOTHER TURRET WITH A DIFFERENT STYLE

33 THE WALLS HAVE UNUSUAL DECORATIONS AND GARGOYLES

34 I AM LOOKING FOR NICE PLACES TO VISIT AND SHARE MY PICTURES WITH YOU. I HOPE YOU ENJOYED MY PRESENTATION PICTURES AND PRESENTATION BY DAN CALISTRAT MARCH 2008 PENA PALACE


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