Xadrez - Jardim do Cerco - Mafra, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member tmob
N 38° 56.283 W 009° 19.393
29S E 471987 N 4309951
Quick Description: This giant Chess board, is located in the Garden of Cerco, in Mafra.
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Date Posted: 7/12/2011 7:04:34 AM
Waymark Code: WMC0YT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member LowellHouseGuy
Views: 11

Long Description:

Jardim do Cerco

Situated between the majestic Palace of Mafra and Tapada de Mafra, with a style typically Baroque, the Garden of Cerco was created by the king D. John V, in 1718.

This fabulous garden consists of two distinct parts: the Botanical Garden and the Woods.

With free access to anyone who wants to visit this magical place, in the Jardim do Cerco the visitor enters a idyllic baroque universe of kings and princes, among the sycamores, cedars and hollies: the perfect garden for the work of the majestic Palace of Mafra.

Until the extinction of religious orders in 1834, the Jardim do Cerco was used by congregations who resided at the Convent of Mafra. After that it belonged to the Royal House, which holds possession of the Palace until the establishment of the Republic.

Today belongs to the Municipality of Mafra, which keeps him as a common space for all who wish to enjoy.

Schedule:
9h to 17h (October to March)
9h to 19h (April to September)

-- Source

The Chess pieces are inside the wooden box nearby.

Usage: Play

Name of Game: Chess

Public or Private: Public

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