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Monserrate Palace, Palácio de Monserrate

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The Monserrate Palace (Portuguese: Palácio de Monserrate) is an exotic palatial villa located nearSintra, 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.

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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.

See more: http://www.theperfecttourist.com/sintra/?p=147

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