Pena Palace (Portugal)

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Perched on a rocky ridge 500 meters above the sea the Palacio Nacional da Pena is one of the most eclectic of Portugal castles.

Born of the delusional fantasy of Ferdinand of Saxe ascended the throne of Portugal through his marriage to Dona Maria II, summed up in a single bunk all the architectural past Lusitanian styles: from Gothic to Rococo, the Manueline the baroque to the Mudejar-inspired Arab and recalls in many respects the castles of Ludwig II of Bavaria.

Among glazed spiers, drawbridge to Walt Disney, minarets, Moorish domes, pastel colors, there is even a sea monster guarding the entrance door: it seems to be at an amusement park.

While the interiors are an assemblage of everyday objects of the many owners of the castle.

Images of the castle

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Latitude: 38.7875851
Longitude: -9.3906089
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Map of Pena Palace