Palácio Nacional da Pena

Expanded and rebulit in the 1800s, Pena Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site... Amazingly detailed and ornate carvings and decoration. The castle was built on the site of a monastery - and an appearance of the Virgin Mary. She apparently had a thing for Portugal. Must have been the wine...

There were some fantastic gargoyles. Kinda cute, actually. Wee G decided that he wanted to be a gargoyle when he grows up...



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