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Build in a hectic-romantic style, expressing 19th-century romanticism in Portugal, denoting clear influences from the Manueline and Moorish styles of architecture, it is surrounded by a gardenesque park and garden. The palace was built in such a way as to be visible from any point in the park.
In 1995 the palace was classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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