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Sintra - World Heritage Site (56 photos)
by Ana Rita Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C:  W: 71 N: 204] (1741)

The Cultural landscape of Sintra, as the site is officially known, dates from the 19th century. Ferdinand II then turned a ruined monastery into castle, with parks, gardens and villas around it. The Uneso Committee decided to inscribe Sintra because: "... the site is of outstanding universal value as it represents a pioneering approach to Romantic landscaping which had an outstanding influence on develoments elsewhere in Europe."