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Portugal, Cultural Landscape of Sintra

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Location Sintra/Serra, Portugal
Coordinates N38 46 59.988 W9 25 0.012
Type Cultural
Property 946 ha
Date of Inscription 1995

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/723 )

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.

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