Town Hall

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The official opening of the Lisbon-Sintra railway line in 1889 had a major effect on Sintra’s urban environment. The impossibility, however, of any expansion in the Vila Velha led to the building of a new district at a reasonable distance from the Vila Velha that was called Estefânia, in honour of Queen Stephanie of Hohenzollern, wife of D. Pedro V.

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