Manueline Hall (Sala Manuelina) at the Palace of Sintra, Sintra Portugal
SINTRA, Portugal - This was the main hall of the royal residence built by Manuel I at the beginning of the 16th century. It is the newest of the major building additions to the palace. 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.