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Architecture , Pena National Palace, Sintra, Portugal , Portugal
Pena National Palace, Sintra, Portugal

The National Palace is visible from Losbon on a clear day

© ???Giacomo Pratellesi / 123RF
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Architecture Portugal
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

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Palaces, castles and churches impress due to their vastness and their emphasis on detail. Most of all, it is the diversity of styles which makes you want to visit everything, a marvellous token of the country's diverse history. The Romanesque, Gothic, Manueline and Baroque architectures bring to mind the unquestionable influence of Europe, Islam and India all at once.

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Architecture , Hieronymites Monastery, Lisbon, Portugal , Portugal
Hieronymites Monastery, Lisbon, Portugal

Construction for the stunning Hieronymites Monastery began in 1502

© Jose Ignacio Soto / 123RF
Architecture , Queluz National Palace, Portugal , Portugal
Queluz National Palace, Portugal

The stunning Queluz National Palace is one of the last great Rococo buildings to be designed in Europe

© ???Giacomo Pratellesi / 123RF
Architecture , Church spires in Algrave , Portugal
Church spires in Algrave

Algrave is home to many stunning churches, which are steeped in history and culture

© Nisanga / 123RF
Architecture , Almourol Castle, Portugal , Portugal
Almourol Castle, Portugal

Dating from Roman times, this ancient castle can be found on a rocky island in the middle of the Tagus River

© Lianem / 123RF
Architecture , Santa Maria's church and monastery, Alcoba , Portugal
Santa Maria's church and monastery, Alcoba

Founded in 1153 by Alphonse Henriques

© Andrey Khrobostov / 123RF
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