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Mafra Palace

Mafra Palace is one of the most ambitious palace-monuments in Europe. The palace was built in the Baroque style by the King of Portugal, Juan V. At that time he was the richest European king, thanks to the gold from Brazil, this palace became the apotheosis of the king’s numerous and meaningless expenses.

Mafra Palace

A few numbers: 52,000 people worked on the construction of the palace;
it covers an area of ​​about 4 hectares (37.790 m2); 1200 rooms; 4700 doors and windows and 156 stairs; 1 year – the longest time a royal family has been in it; 98 bells. Continue reading

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