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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Cultural Landscape of Sintra

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
Portugal 
Category
Cultural
Name
Cultural Landscape of Sintra
Selection Criteria (?)
(ii)(iv)(v)
Year of Registered
1995
Keyword
Registered in 1995