Thursday, August 23, 2007

july 31 sintra, pena national palace

This palace was built in the 19th century when they liked everything to be as romantic as possible. This "castle" is a mixture of Gothic, Moorish, Arabic, and Manualine styles. There were many rooms to tour inside, but it wasn't much fun because of the long, slow lines. The rooms were interesting, if not attractive. They were too elaborate and stuffed with stuff. It was Victorian age made over a la Portuguese.

1 comment:

athena said...

walking through the palace in versailles i couldn't help but not like what i saw. too over the top not just for my taste but in general. i still prefer a humble basque style home to some grand palace. i regret not visiting portugal (especially seeing that my best friend in france is from there).