Palacio de Sintra

Gallery of the Palacio National de Sintra. Click on a picture to enlarge it.

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A view of the palace from the town. The rain has just stopped but dark clouds persist.

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The town of Sintra viewed from the palace.

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Entrance hallway with super desk and granite mosaic flooring.
Still got our cagoules on.

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The swan room. The roof panels have been painted with swans. It is the original banqueting hall.

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Beautiful cabinet in the Swan room, Not sure about the animal heads though!

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Inner courtyard with shallow mirror pool. Probably a lovely cool spot on a hot day.

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Nice! Many of the rooms are decorated with tiles and each room has a theme. These tiles have a geometric pattern.

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Whilst we roam through the palace we note that the heavens have once more opened, another deluge.

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Royal crest, but why in the kitchen?.

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Some of the kitchen's ovens and cooking range. The dark cupboard is a smoking chamber. All of the fires must have created a horrible environment, and were it not for the huge chimneys would have been unbearable.

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The new banqueting hall.

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The town of Sintra viewed from the palace.

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Its actually quite cold here at the Fonte Mourisca.

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This old palace is now the GNR offices. (Police HQ)

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