Palácio Nacional de Mafra - Mafra, Portugal
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N 38° 56.214 W 009° 19.648
29S E 471618 N 4309825
Quick Description: The Mafra National Palace is located in the municipality of Mafra and appears in the old 50 Escudos note.
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Date Posted: 12/17/2014 6:36:29 AM
Waymark Code: WMN35N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:
"Um dos mais importantes monumentos do Barroco em Portugal, o Palácio Nacional de Mafra é um símbolo do reinado absolutista de D. João V. Das suas 1200 divisões, realce para a Biblioteca, uma das mais importantes do século XVIII, com um acervo de cerca de 35 mil volumes, para o Convento, que constitui um património religioso ímpar no nosso país, para a Basílica, obra-prima da arquitectura setecentista, e para os famosos Carrilhões, conjunto único no mundo pelas suas dimensões e beleza do seu mecanismo.
Classificado como Monumento Nacional em 1910, foi um dos finalistas para uma das Sete Maravilhas de Portugal a 7 de Julho de 2007."

"One of the most important monuments of the Baroque in Portugal, the National Palace of Mafra is a symbol of the absolutist reign of King John V. Of its 1200 divisions, highlighting the Library, one of the most important of the eighteenth century, with a collection of some 35,000 volumes to the convent, which is a unique religious heritage in our country, to the Basilica, a masterpiece of eighteenth-century architecture, and the famous chimes, unique in the whole world for its size and beauty of its mechanism.
Classified as a National Monument in 1910, was a finalist for one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal on July 7, 2007."

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Money Issuing Country: Portugal

Currency: Escudos

Denomination: 50 $

Date of Issue: 1/13/1925

Type of Money: Bank note

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