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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Cultural Landscape of Sintra, Portugal

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Cultural Landscape of Sintra is a World Heritage Site in the town of Sintra, Portugal. This recognition celebrates the outstanding 19th century Romantic architecture of the town.

The town of Sintra was the first center of European Romantic architecture. The effort was largely that of King Ferdinand II. He transformed a ruined monastery into a castle. He used elements from Gothic, Egyptian, Moorish and Renaissance styles for the town, which is also well landscaped with parks planted with local and exotic plants and trees.


Sintra, Portugal
Sintra, Portugal
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Cultural Landscape of Sintra was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 19th session of the World Heritage Committee in Berlin, Germany, on 4 - 9 December, 1995.

Location: N38 46 59.988 W9 25 0.012 in Sintra, Portugal
Inscription Year: 1995
Type: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: II, IV, V
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