Hi TE friends
Today, I chose one picture of this beautiful palace taken from an unusual POV
I hope you like it !
National Pena Palace, dating from 1839, is situated about 4,5km from Sintra’s historical centre, on at the top of the Monte da Pena, and is considered to be the most complete and beautiful monument of the Portuguese 19th century Romantic revival architecture.
The Palace was imagined by Dom Fernando of Saxe Coburg-Gotha, who married the queen Dona Maria II in 1836, and completely fell in love with the beautiful Sintra region and bought this property, on the site of an old monastery belonging to the Order of St. Jerome.
The Baron of Eschwege started the construction work, that was inspired in the Baviera palaces, in order to create a singular building that conjugated influences of others castles in the centre of Europe, with the Moorish lines and Gothic and Manueline motif’s, according to the revivalist taste (neo-Gothic, neo-Manueline, neo-Islamic, neo-Renaissance). In the surrounding area, he decided to make a magnificent woodland park in the English style, with a wide variety of exotic tree species.
The Palace interior remains decorated according to the Royal tastes of the princes and Princesses that lived here. Walls decorated with astonishing glazed tiles, trompe d’oeil effects and several design masterpieces, such as the alabaster altarpiece attributed to one of the most important architects, that also contributed to the Lisboa most famous monument: Jerónimos Monastery.
A restaurant is nowadays installed in one of the wings of the palace, with a terrace that offers a beautiful panoramic view over the Sintra mountain range and the coast.
The Palace is closed on Mondays
The tickets are sold on the entrance of the Park up to 4.30pm.
Critiques | Translate
serp2000 (41346) 2010-08-16 0:47
Hello, Aires, my neighbour today,
Fine shot! It reminds me a tale decorations. Well seen! Good POV, nice colours! TFS!
tober (8797) 2010-08-16 1:04
Hello Aires, one of the most beautiful vertical shots of Pena Palace. It looks like a lego toy against the impressive blue sky. Well done ! Tolga
Budapestman (82620) 2010-08-16 1:14
a very spectacular photo of this famous place with beautiful composition, very nice architectural details and the POV is excellent, great view, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
kordinator (19598) 2010-08-16 1:22
Perfect vertical composition.
Beautiful colorful palace.
Excellent sharpness and clarity.
Nicou (126246) 2010-08-16 1:24
quel cadrage et cpatage de ce château, quelle architecture avec le différentes couleurs de la pierre, mangigique compo et image, dans un ciel de rêve.
bravo et amitié
holmertz (43283) 2010-08-16 1:29
An exceptional POV. Splendid colours and a very good PP.
alin-m (3716) 2010-08-16 1:41
Very good picture of this amazing palace with nice architecture.
Good photo clarity and colors.
lousat (79772) 2010-08-16 1:45
Hi Aires,you have raison,this is truely a beautifull and very strange palace,i like it! Your usual perfect choice of point of view is perfect to understand the details,very very nice colorfull work! Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano
siudzi (34119) 2010-08-16 2:00
This is a beautiful and full romatic palace! You showed an excellent colours of the architecture and sky. Great POV! Best wishes, Malgorzata
SWEETFREEDOM (23064) 2010-08-16 2:06
i like it very much, fine architecture and colors.
very good p.o.v.
have a good day.
sandpiper (6788) 2010-08-16 2:08
Spectacular castle with some amazing architecture. Great colours, POV and composition.
dta (69442) 2010-08-16 2:26
Olà Aires ,
A great contribution to this famous castle . The framing is excellent , and the sharpness really outstanding . It seems to be in 3D !
Well done .
besnard (54243) 2010-08-16 2:41
Une très belle composition avec ce superbe château, qui doit être l'un des joyaux du Portugal.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
sabermonajati (9879) 2010-08-16 2:54
it is simple to cardpostal.
colores are vivid and frame captured beauty.
jhm (141937) 2010-08-16 3:31
What a splendid architecture image.
Very fine scene with this castle as subject.
One of the most beautiful vertical shots of Pena Palace.
Lovely composition, excellent captured, good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
rodgerg (55767) 2010-08-16 3:52
Verticla format very well selected for this beautiful of this famous and astonishing castle. good framing too with the details well collected. Interesting idea of the sacle with the peoples in the castle.
dip (23750) 2010-08-16 5:10
like a scene of fairy tale,beautiful details,amazing soft colors,excellent POV!
Juzo (4345) 2010-08-16 5:16
I remember visiting this eccentric palace, it is quite a sight. Interesting POV and well composed frame.. You seem to have captured the colour of this interesting place well.
jasmis (57906) 2010-08-16 6:25
It looks like a artificial construction. Superb fabulous scenery.
Regards my dear friend.
Sergiom (63939) 2010-08-16 6:34
C'est magnifique ce palace. Les couleurs sont superbes et le cadrage vertical est parfait. Le point de vue démontre que tu n'es pas le seul avec une caméra dans ce bel endroit.
mkamionka (31457) 2010-08-16 7:09
the POV is unusual indeed. Excellent composition, I like it very much. The colors are so vivid and eye catching. You have a lovely sky as well. Fantastic work, congratulations!
adores (39187) 2010-08-16 7:41
Quantas fotos tens da Pena :)?
Esta está excelente, pelas cores, mas sobretudo pelo pov, que mostra bem a localização do Palácio. Bom formato, um céu excelente e até aqueles turistas ficaram bem!
sayeed_rahman (6249) 2010-08-16 7:59
i get the scale beautifully with the presence of the tourists, they are not always a nuisance after all..
this scene looks surreal from the thumbnail, but when i see it large the saturation and the depth looks real. seems a stitch of several photos..
npecanhuk (68118) 2010-08-16 8:28
Esse Palácio sempre me impressionada! Apesar de ser bastante "rococó", acho que combina muito bem com sua localização geográfica, no alto do morro, naquele lugar magnífico!
Sua foto está uma beleza... realmente linda, com excelentes nitidez, exposição, pdv escolhido, pp, contrastes, formato vertical e composição!
Novamente um céu maravilhoso para também emoldurá-lo!
Parabéns, abraços e uma ótima semana prá ti!
jjcordier (77818) 2010-08-16 9:18
Superbe photo de ce magnifique palais qui fait un peu "palais de conte de fée". Cadrage, lumière et couleurs splendides.
Zuzana_Stefkova (997) 2010-08-16 11:02
your photo inspires for travelling to Portugal ! Really great colours and composition of this fairytale castle.
siamesa (27751) 2010-08-16 12:07
Boa tarde Aires
Perfeita a visão de perto do castelo. Os detalhes são nítidos e pode-se até passear um póuco por aí. Parabéns
BluSimo (9392) 2010-08-16 12:40
yes, I like it very much! the forms and colors of Palacio are approached wonderfully to that one of the sky. It seems to watch something thus beautiful that cannot be true.
have a nice evening
francio64 (39397) 2010-08-16 13:10
ottimo POV verticale che mette ben in evidenza questo bel castello dall'architettura quasi fiabesca.
Belli i colori che vengono resi brillanti dall'ottima gestione delle luci.
Eccellente il cielo che fa da sfondo e da contrasto cromatico.
Vato_Law (12720) 2010-08-16 13:18
excelente foto com um céu magnifico a cobrir a cena. Pode ser um tema visto e revisto, mas é um lugar que não cansa rever pois é uma daquelas construções que marcam quem a visita.
Os tons, a luz e, repito, o céu, criam um ambiente de conto de fadas.
PaulVDV (23413) 2010-08-16 13:33
I've seen a lot of pictures of this castle in Sintra and I've even visited it a long time ago but I have to admit that this picture gives it a look like it comes straight from a fairy tale like no other picture has ever done.
Even the wonderful sky with the many small clouds cooperates to give it that view.
I like your POV, the splendid colours and the excellent sharpness.
Best regards, Paul
wgreis (8267) 2010-08-16 13:36
o castelo parece nos remeter a períodos ainda anterior a Idade Média. Curioso que ele é bem colorido. A vegetação na parte inferior parece subir pelas muralhas.
Parabéns e grande abraço.
faraujo (1707) 2010-08-16 16:22
Mais uma fantástica foto do Palácio da Pena.
Aqui prevalece a perspectiva, pouco usual.
As cores e textura muito boas
ktanska (25301) 2010-08-17 0:31
Impressive PoV that shows the location of palace on the cliffs well. Good wide angle view, richly detailed architecture. Nice light and interesting clouds.
carlosmarin (11954) 2010-08-17 2:21
bella arquitectura y colores del Palacio Nacional de Pena. Es una arquitectura con mucha fantasía.
Lo has captado con un buen POV que lo perfila sobre el bonito cielo azul.
UlfE (14641) 2010-08-17 9:14
Wonderful vertical format and an excellent perspective. I really enjoy your inclusion of people taking photos. Really great lighting and colours. TFS and have a nice evening!
Cricri (109625) 2010-08-17 9:23
Magnifique présentation de ce superbe palace, une architecture de toute beauté, le bon format et des couleurs superbe, très belle image
siolaw (38292) 2010-08-17 12:53
A famous place but always a pleasure to see it.. specially here, with a good POV and vertical framing.
Light was favourable, so colours and expo are excellent
macjake (58824) 2010-08-17 20:56
this is one of my favorite shots of yours.
love the colours, the stonework, the entire piece looking like something out of a fairytale.
without the people there, i would think this isn't even real!
looks amazing, and you captured it brilliantly with terrific lighting.
stevesaba (8135) 2010-08-18 5:00
Wow! Very striking! Beautiful clarity in a well chosen vertical frame. Looks like the light was lovely that day also! Another great one for you gallery, fine work, cheers,
COSTANTINO (57889) 2010-08-18 7:51
what a beautiful shot,it looks from another
world in the past,nice pont of view
this palace is fantastic and the shot
looks like a real postcard with a great view
A palace with very interesting architectural
azizbilgili (2111) 2010-08-18 7:55
Beautiful colorful palace.
Perfect vertical composition and excellent sharpness
TopGeo (38206) 2010-08-18 9:43
Hello Aires, one of the most beautiful vertical shots of Pena Palace Excellent composition, I like it picture of this amazing palace with nice architecture.Great POV
Good photo! Superb clarity and colors, good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
yeln (11516) 2010-08-19 23:57
thanks for your kind words written in your criticism.
Unfortunately, due to lack of time, will my critics be modest.
I respect the effort that is invested in this beautiful work. congratulations on a good photo!
hemantbuch (1649) 2010-08-21 0:29
This is a special picture! Beautiful clouds, sky and amazing colours coupled with a very innovative pov...congrats and tfs.
Longroute (19396) 2010-08-25 1:44
Really a fabulous palace shot with a best light. It looks like a fairy tale image (fabula in latin) and with its colours contrast wonderfully with the deep blue sky. Very good pov and depth. An image enriched by the presence of the people.
Excellent on every aspects.
(P.S. I was in London and came back only yesterday)
Muse (34942) 2010-08-26 1:09
Un édifice impressionnant, on dirait un chateau de conte de fées! Un ciel superbe et de belles couleurs.
Angshu (56406) 2010-08-26 8:43
Seen quite a few pictures from National Pena Palace, but have to admit that this POV is quite unique. Good perspective & lead-in along the ramparts &the plunging depth on the right. The colours are excellent!
Charo (51210) 2010-08-29 5:52
No me canso de admirar estos bellos palacios de Sintra.
Realmente parece una pintura, con un punto de vista magnífico y lindos colores.
Rafer (15509) 2010-09-05 5:33
Precioso palacio portugés...muy buen encuadre...saludos Aires
Bluejeans (64249) 2010-09-13 5:25
Oi amigo ,
Beleza esta tua foto com esta vista tradicional do palácio da pena , aqui os detalhes e as cores estão 5 estrelas , é das fotoa mais bonitas que já vi deste lugar , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
iainsp (2626) 2010-11-13 11:23
This one is fabulous - it looks like a movie shot of a 'romantic castle' from a fantasy movie - this is where the happy ending would definitely occur. A great PoV, fabulous management of the colours and wonderful contrasts (I also like the way every second person is armed with a camera;). graet shot, thanks, Iain
- Copyright: Aires dos Santos (AiresSantos) (56155)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-03-28
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S NIKKOR 18-200mm F3.5-5.6G ED VRII
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Castelos e Fortes - Fortresses, Lisboa 1 - Lisbon 1 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-08-16 0:38