Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Pena Palace in Sintra Portugal

Pena Palace in Sintra, Portugal by Dora Hathazi Mendes


On the highest peaks of the Serra de Sintra in Portugal, stands the spectacular palace of Pena, an eclectic medley of architectural styles built in the 19th century for the husband of the young Queen Maria II, Ferdinand. In Portugal he was known as Dom Fernando II. the Artist King, because he loved art, nature, and the new inventions of the time. He was himself a watercolour painter, and devoted himself in his live patronizing arts. 

For Pena Castle Ferdinand appointed a German architect, to build his summer palace filled with oddities from all over the World. His lifelong dream was to create this enchanting, extravagant place, which was finished in the year he died. 


Pena Palace in Portugal colorful painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes
Pena Palace in Portugal by Dora Hathazi Mendes

My painting reflecting the bright colours and atmosphere of the Palacio de Pena, which today is open for tourists who are amazed of visiting a truth fairy-tale like environment. The painting is an ideal decoration for rooms of children, or nurseries.

The bright coloured Pena Palace in Portugal painting is available as high quality prints (acrylics, canvas, wood, metal, framed, etc. ) plus related products from The Eye of a Traveller Collection of the Official Website of Dora Hathazi Mendes .


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Dora Hathazi Mendes
Karavella Atelier