Pailace o Mafra

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Main facade o the Pailace

The Pailace o Mafra (or cried the Ryal Pailace o Mafra) is a monumental Baroque and Italianised Neoclassical palace-monastery locatit in Mafra, Portugal, 28 kilometres frae Lisbon. Construction began in 1717 an wis completed in 1755. The pailace wis classified a National Monument in 1910, an wis also ane o the finalists o the Seven Wonders o Portugal.

On 7 Julie 2019, the Ryal Biggin o Mafra – Pailace, Basilica, Convent, Cerco Garden an Hunting Park (Tapada) wis inscribed as a UNESCO Warld Heritage Steid

The pairish o Mafra an the Ryal an Venerable Britherheid o the Blessed Sacrament o Mafra have their heidquarters in the Basilica.

Origins[eedit | eedit soorce]

The pailace, which also served as a Franciscan friary, wis built during the reign o Keeng John V o Portugal , as consequence of a vow the king made in 1711, tae construct a convent if his wife, Queen Mariana, gave him offspring. The birth o his first dochter the Infanta Bárbara o Portugal, prompted construction o the pailace tae begin. The pailace wis conveniently locatit near ryal hunting preserves, an wis usually a secondary residence for the ryal faimlie.

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