Thursday, 7 November 2013

Cultural Landscape of Sintra, Portugal (UNESCO)

In the 19th century Sintra became the first centre of European Romantic architecture. Ferdinand II turned a ruined monastery into a castle where this new sensitivity was displayed in the use of Gothic, Egyptian, Moorish and Renaissance elements and in the creation of a park blending local and exotic species of trees. Other fine dwellings, built along the same lines in the surrounding serra , created a unique combination of parks and gardens which influenced the development of landscape architecture throughout Europe.

Sender: anaserodio, Sent on: 26 Sep, 2013, Received on: 1 Nov, 2013, Travel time: 35 days

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