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Sintra National Palace

Sintra National Palace is a hallmark of the city. In the 12th century on the site of the palace was the residence of the Moors. From the 15th to the 19th century, the Portuguese monarchs lived here. 

Palace many times being completed according to the tastes and preferences of living in it at different times of the Moorish rulers. Today, he is an original blend of different styles of architecture. Everyone who lives here has made ​​something of his own king, a piece of history. 

Some rooms have their name on the subject of decor. For example, in the Swan depicted on the ceiling of the hall swans with crowns on their necks. And in the Royal Hall, or the Hall of sorók are shown 126 of these curious birds. According to legend, this is the exact number of ladies who lived in the palace. Birds symbolize talkativeness, and were shown to deter ladies from unraveling unnecessary rumors. 

Near the Palace of Sintra are two huge kitchen chimney height of 33 meters. They are a symbol of the city. This place is a famous tourist destination because here you can see a lot of household items and luxury of the past centuries. 

Sintra National Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

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