This is on steep hill outside Sintra and is an amazing riot of colour, with an ornate medley of domes, statues and towers. It was built in the 1840s on the site of a former monastery (of which, only the Chapel remains) as another Summer Palace. King Ferdinand 2, the husband of Queen Maria 2, requested embellishments ranging from Moorish to Manueline. The inside is fairly sumptious but the exterior is a delight. There are also extensive gardens and woodlands, all within a rambling wall, in over 200 hectares of hilly terrain.