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Valflores Palace and Estate, near Lisbon, Portugal

The Valflores Palace is a fine example of 16th century residential architecture in Portugal and a rare case of such a building with Renaissance style characteristics. Integrated in a 4.5-hectare estate, the palace is prominently located in Santa Iria de

Posted in 2016, Portugal, Shortlist

14 European sites shortlisted for ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ programme 2016

Europa Nostra, the leading European heritage organisation, and the European Investment Bank Institute (EIBI) announce today the 14 monuments and sites shortlisted for ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ programme 2016 by an international panel of experts in various fields. PRESS RELEASE

Posted in 2016, Armenia, Belgium, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, News, Norway, Portugal, Shortlist, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Carillons of the Mafra National Palace, PORTUGAL

The two towers of the Mafra National Palace feature a unique set of 120 cast bronze bells, divided into carillon, liturgical and hour bells. These outstanding musical instruments, both of which cover a range of four octaves, are the largest

Posted in 2014, Portugal Tagged with:

Manueline Style Monastery and Church of Jesus in Setúbal, PORTUGAL

The Monastery of Jesus in Setúbal, concluded in 1494, is one of the first examples of the Manueline or Portuguese Late Gothic style, which skilfully incorporates maritime elements and representations brought from the pioneer voyages of the Portuguese discoverers. Better

Posted in 2013, Portugal Tagged with: