Sintra National Palace

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Also they known as Paço Real (Royal Palace) or Palácio da Vila (Town Palace), the Sintra National Palace is situated in the Praça da República, the “centre or the city historical centre“.
Its two huge twin chimneys, from the Palace kitchen, are the image of this Palace and completely dominate the landscape of this historical centre, classified as world heritage by UNESCO.
In its origin this was a Moorish Palace, being years after one of the preferred places of Portuguese kings and queens, even though the palace that we can see nowadays has suffered changes all over the centuries and new parts were increased to the initial structure.
Sintra National Palace is unique amongst the royal mediaeval palaces in Portugal, forever linked to the most significant periods of the Portuguese History.
Visiting the interior of the Palace one will certainly find out a little more about the rich history of Portugal. The decoration is quite remarkable, being a combination of various artistic styles that depended on the respective tastes of the many kings that lived here.
Classified as National Monument it is frequently utilized for cultural events or official meetings.

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