Saturday, August 2, 2014

PORTUGAL - Cultural Landscape of Sintra

"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." -

Postcard 1


 Thank you so much for this postcard, Pedro!

 Postcard 2

Thank you so much for this postcard, Nela!

 Postcard 3

Thank you so much Jean Pierre for this wonderful postcard of Sintra!
I also like the UNESCO stamp! <3 font="">
All the best to you too!


Kevin Miller said...

Hi Jan,
This is actually my first time to learn about Sintra. I am glad I have found your site. At first I thought it was all postcards, but of course, postcards meant there’s always stamps attached to them. I love the dragonfly stamp!
Oh, if in case you have some free time, maybe you can go check out one of my favorite go-to stamp websites, Search and you will see all stamps they have there from Portugal. I hope you enjoy your time there as much as I do!

Jan said...

Hi Kevin! Thank you for visiting my blog! But I haven't been to Portugal yet... Most of my postcards are from fellow postcard collectors... You may also check out Have a great day!