"Statues and Portraits" Top 5 Page for this destination Mafra Favorite Tip by Martin_S.

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  D. Luis and his names, Mafra, Portugal
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  • D. Luis and his names, Mafra, Portugal - Mafra
      D. Luis and his names, Mafra, Portugal
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  • Statues of Mafra, Portugal - Mafra
      Statues of Mafra, Portugal
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  • Half circle painting, Mafra, Portugal - Mafra
      Half circle painting, Mafra, Portugal
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  • Wall carving, Mafra, Portugal - Mafra
      Wall carving, Mafra, Portugal
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  • Man on horse, Mafra, Portugal - Mafra
      Man on horse, Mafra, Portugal
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Favorite thing: Really liked several of the paintings here at Mafra. As a general rule have not liked most of the portraits and scenes found in many homes, castles, palaces and the like, they seem to dark and dreary for the most part.
The third photo shows a half circle painting, beautifully done and the fact that it is not the regular rectangular form also draws one to it. The size is enormous, if you take into account that if I was standing by the painting I would come up about the the first person on the left knees.

Fondest memory: We were amused to say the least by the D.Luis explantion sign. This poor guy had about 100 names (well truly 19 or 20 I think), an entire empire could fall before he got announced at the door, not to mention that if they were calling him for LUNCH he would die of hunger.

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  • Written Oct 26, 2011
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