Domed Ceiling of the Coats-of-Arms Room (Sala dos Brascoes) at the Palace of Sintra, Sintra Portugal
SINTRA, Portugal - This tower is situated on the site of the old Casa da Meca built during the reign of Manuel I (1495-1521). The ceiling in carved gilded woodwork is crowned by the royal coat-of-arms and is surrounded by the armorial bearings of 72 noble families. Late 17th to early 18th century panels of painted tiles depict courtly and hunting scenes. The Palace of Sintra (Palácio Nacional de Sintra) is a mediaeval royal palace in Sintra and part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site that encompasses several sites in and around Sintra, just outside Lisbon. The palace dates to at least the early 15th century and was at its peak during the 15th and 16th centuries. It remains one of the best-preserved royal residences in Portugal.
- Domed Ceiling of the Coats-of-Arms Room (Sala dos Brascoes) at the Palace of Sintra, Sintra Portugal (1720620163816).tif
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