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A gargoyle in Pena National Palace, Sintra, Portugal, 2009. Artist: Samuel Magal

A gargoyle in Pena National Palace, Sintra, Portugal, 2009. Artist: Samuel Magal

2-377-034 - Samuel Magal/Sites & Photos/Heritage Images

A gargoyle in Pena National Palace, Sintra, Portugal, 2009. The gargoyle holds in his hands the branches of a tree. Pena National Palace is located on a rocky ridge above Sintra. It is one of several palaces in the Sintra Hills which were awarded UNESCO World Heritage status as a 'cultural landscape' in 1995. The palace, which was built between 1842 and 1854, features a mixture of building styles that range from Moorish to pseudo-medieval. It occupies the site of a Hieronymite monastery that was abandoned after the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 and Portugal's outlawing of religious orders in 1834. The palace is surrounded by Pena Park which offers walking paths, fountains, lakes, follies and belvederes.


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Image Aliases

  1. 0740001942
  1. 2-377-034
  1. 2377034
  1. R160460035

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Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 3421x5132
File Size : 51436kb

Image Information

Creator
  1. Samuel Magal, attributed to: : Photographer, head researcher and archivist of Sites and Photos
Medium
  1. Photograph
Geographic Hierarchy
  1. World
  2. --- Europe
  3. ------ Portugal
  4. --------- Lisboa
  5. ------------ Sintra
  1. 38 48 03 N , 009 22 42 W
Geographic Hierarchy
  1. World
  2. --- Europe
  3. ------ Portugal
  1. 39 30 00 N , 008 00 00 W


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