Sintra is one of the romantic and mysterious places in Portugal with wonderful palaces and landescapes that enchant the tourists.
To understand Pena Palace and the beautiful Gardens sourrounding the Palace the tourist have to see the opera Parsifal…Parsifal is an opera in three acts by Richard Wagner. It is loosely based on Parzival by Wolfram von Eschenbach, a 13th century epic poem of the Arthurian knight Parzival (Percival) and his quest for the Holy Grail, and on Perceval, the Story of the Grail, by Chrétien de Troyes’.
Parsifal is one of King Arthur’s legendary Knights of the Round Table, you can find the Round Table in the Pena Palace Gardens.
Wagner’s spelling of Parsifal instead of the Parzival he had used up to 1877 is informed by an erroneous etymology of the name Percival deriving it from a supposedly Arabic origin,Fal Parsi meaning “pure fool”. Playing with words…
Remember the most important it is not inside the Pena Palace but in the Gardens and the Castle of The Moors.
All starts with the Warrior in the Garden, D.Fernando put the it exacly in the place where he love to seat and paint.
The Warrior (or Parsifal or problably D.Fernando of Saxe Coburg-Gotha)
High Cross, Cruz Alta (or Excalibur with the sword inside the rock)
Pena Palace, The Castle of the Holy Grail
Duck House, Klingsor’s magic garden
The Castle of The Moors (or Avalon)
Lawrence’s Hotel (the oldest hotel on the Iberian Peninsula)
Quinta da Regaleira
All Photos in this Post and Page were Courtesy from Bruno Nabiça.
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