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I choose this picture to show you this Monastery because there isn't light in the houses on foreground

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The Church or Monastery of São Vicente de Fora; meaning "Monastery of St. Vincent Outside the Walls" is a 17th century church and monastery in the city of Lisbon, in Portugal. It is one of the most important mannerist buildings in the country and also the burial site of most Portuguese Kings of the House of Braganza

In 1834, after the religious orders were dissolved in Portugal, the monastery was transformed into a palace for the archbishops of Lisbon. Some decades later, King Ferdinand II transformed the monks' old refectory into a pantheon for the kings of the House of Braganza. Their tombs were transferred from the main chapel to this room.

All of the Braganza kings are buried there, from John IV (1603-1656) to Manuel II (1889-1932), except for three:

Maria I is buried in the Estrela Basilica in Lisbon;
Pedro IV, also known as Emperor Pedro I of Brazil, is buried in São Paulo, Brazil; and
Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil is buried in Petrópolis.
Life-sized mourning statues stand by the tombs of King Carlos I and his heir, Prince Luís Felipe, who were assassinated in Lisbon in 1908 by radical Republicans.

Nikon D40X
2009/05/15 14:09:59.8
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Lens: 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 55mm
Digital Vari-Program: Auto (Flash Off)
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/250 sec - F/8
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: Vivid colours
White Balance: Auto

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