Kitchen at the Palace of Sintra, Sintra Portugal
SINTRA, Portugal - The large kitchen was originally separated from the main palace when it was built in the first half of the 15th century. It sits under two massive, white chimneys that provide a distinctive profile to the exterior of the building. 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.