The place : Sintra National Palace, Portugal

Located on Sintra’s main square, the National Palace is the most easily reached of the town’s curiosities. In other words, if you’re not up for the hike to Pena castle this is the place to go to get your shot of the local eccentricities.

In fact, don’t let the rather dull “royal palace” appellation fool you, the large white building crowned with two giant chimneys is filled with odd antiques, quirky opulent frescoes and mysterious orientalism. I guess that’s what happens when you add up 600 years of royal residents.

The website.
More pictures of Sintra on the blog.

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