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Located in the hills above Sintra is Pena Palace (Palácio da Pena) , a colorful Romanticist castle.
The exotic castle, a fine example of 19th-century Romanticism, combined Medieval and Islamic elements into its design. After the Republican Revolution of 1910, the palace turned into a museum. Today, Pena Palace is one of the most visited museums in Portugal.
It also is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and national monument. Surrounding the palace is an expansive park. In the park are exotic plants and trees brought in from around the world including Japan, New Zealand, and United States.
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No visit to Lisbon is complete without a trip to the Belém district, located about 8 kilometers (5 miles) west of central Lisbon. And, no visit to Belém is complete without stopping at the Belém Tower (Torre de Belém) , officially the Tower of Saint Vincent (Torre de São Vicente)...
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