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The Monserrate Palace

Posted by
Arco-Íris (Leiria, Portugal) on 29 August 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The Monserrate Palace is an exotic palatial villa located near Sintra, Portugal, the traditional summer resort of the Portuguese court. It was built in 1858 for Sir Francis Cook, an English baronet created visconde de Monserrate by King Luís. Monserrate turned to an English architect, James Knowles Jr., for designs. Though its Moghul-inspired details are unique in Portugal, its eclecticism is a fine example of the Sintra Romanticism, along with other nearby palácios, such as the Pena Palace.

Canon EOS 350D 1/60 second F/10.0 ISO 100 18 mm

Canon EOS 350D
1/60 second
F/10.0
ISO 100
18 mm

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