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Palacio da Pena, at Sintra is a big mix of all different architectonic styles. The Pena National Palace constitutes one of the major expressions of 19th century Romanticism in Portugal. It was built by the initiative of D. Fernando of Saxe between 1847-1852. D.Fernado could not choose one style so he decide to put all of them in one building. The choosen architect was lieutenant-general and mining engineer Baron Wilhelm Ludwig von Eschwege.
The mixture of styles that exhibits (neo-Gothic, neo-Manueline, neo-Islamic, neo-Renaissance, among other styles) and the references to prominent Portuguese buildings (such as the Belem Tower) are all intentional (in the 19th century people used to like the exotic and romantic).

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