Sintra Palace and the Hidden Grandeur of the Middle Ages
Sintra Palace is representative of a bygone age, the Middle Age of Europe to be exact. And the architecture of building , or town palace, carries with it so much of the charm that has distinguished this huge chapter of human history. The Middle Ages include a time when enlightment was starting to be valued and many things seemed plausible and imaginable. There was beginning to be a separation between the world of old and the new, and the appearance of cities and communities reflected this very notion. This souvenir from Portugal pictures just that.
This is just a beautiful photograph of European architecture at its best. Places like this are the reason people travel far and wide in search of intrigue and history. You can also appreciate the surroundings of the palace as the picture provides a foreground to give perspective to the centerpiece. The lighting is also superb and invited the viewer to imagine what life in this part of the world is like and would be like to visit. There´s just so much to admire here and this is a wonderful representation of Portugal at its finest.
Precious Palace of All Times
UNESCO has recognized the grandeur of Sintra Palace by declaring it World Heritage Site. In fact, the building embodies not only different moments in history but also different etnicities. It was firstly built when the Arabs invaded the Iberian peninsula and it consisted of two castles. Unfortunately, only ruins remain from that period. Today we can admire the palace that was built during the Fourteenth century when King Dinis I ruled. Further additions, such as Ala Manuelina and the Coats of Arms Room in the Sixteenth century, and focused retorations were performed by later kings. Today the Palace is a National Monument.