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All about mafra Jo達o and Rodrigo

Mafra • Mafra is a Portuguese village in the district of Lisbon, Lisbon region and subregion of the West, with about 17,900 inhabitants, subdivided into 17 parishes. The municipality is limited to the northern city of TorresVedras, the northeast by Sobral, on the east by Arruda Wine, on the southeast byLoures, south and west of Sintra has coastline on the Atlantic Ocean. Mafra is famous for its palacemonastery, built by King John V in the eighteenth century and is the greatest work of Portuguese Baroque.

The convent of Mafra The Mafra National Palace is located in the municipality of Mafra, Lisbon district, Portugal. At about 25 kilometers from Lisbon, there is a monumental palace and monastery in Baroque style. It was started in 1717 at the initiative of John V of Portugal, because of a promise he had made in the case of the Queen Mary Anne of Austria gave birth to her offspring. Rated as a National Monument in 1910, was a finalist for one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal July 7, 2007




Church of the Mafra National Palace

National Palace of Mafra, panoramic view

Library of the Convent of Mafra.

The Mafra Hunting Reserve • The Mafra Hunting Reserve was established in 1747 in the reign of D. John V following the construction of the Mafra Palace, which is contiguous. Then known as Royal Hunting Reserve of Mafra, its creation was aimed at the existence of a recreational area dedicated to the real game for entertainment of the royal family and nobility. At present, the area is still used for hunting, made in ​ a limited way, and for rural tourism and leisure.

• Codeçal Gate, main entrance

Deer in the reserve

GARDEN FENCING • Built and established between the Palace-Convent of Mafra, the largest Baroque building in the country, and Mafra Hunting Reserve, the largest walled area at the national level, this garden has the unique potential to combine these two values -​ architectural and ecological - and join the two pieces of strong cultural affirmation of the baroque period in Portugal. As a baroque garden stand out games and lakes, as well as the wide paths conducive to conversation and contemplation.


• The rail cards often accompanies the water line, allowing the route is made ​to the sound of flowing between the stones. It is the abundant water that runs the valley and its slopes, which is due to an intense wildlife and forestry. The flora contrasts with the vines planted in the hills and the cultivated land. The fauna, in addition to the nice butterflies, frogs and several species of birds, it is possible to encounter rabbits, birds of prey and reptiles. In this green space, is the Chapel of Nossa Senhora do Architect, legend has it that was built by a fisherman who, seeing themselves in danger at sea, vowed to Our Lady of Perpetual Help. The chapel has been erected in the century. XVII, showing images of the Saints, emerged from the Mafra School of Sculpture.


RESERVE WORLD SURF Ericeira is the 1st Book of Europe and Surf 2. First World, officially recognized by the American organization Save the Waves Coalition, which highlights the excellence of the natural features offered for the practice of this sport. The coastal strip, now recognized World Surfing Reserve, is part of the municipality of Mafra, extending from Praia da Empa, in the village of Ericeira, Beach S.Lawrence, in the parish of St. Isidore. There are seven world-class waves within four Km: White Stone, Reef, Ribeira d'Islands, Cave, Crazy Left, Cripples, and S.Lawrence. The Atlantic coast of the municipality of Mafra, especially the coastal area north of Ericeira is one of the few places in the world that brings together a large number of waves of high quality. Over 11Km of coastline, there are 22 waves of different characteristics that provide the practice of surf under different weather conditions, raising levels of demand and disparate degrees of difficulty.


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