This is the view of the palace as you are walking up to the entrance. It is pretty impressive.
They don't allow pictures of the inside of the palace, but most of the furnishings are original and equally as impressive. Here are a couple more shots of the outside:
Whose belly is bigger?
Our group, posing on a Western red cedar. This is all one tree -- the lower branches form a J shape and put roots down into the soil where they touch the ground.
Inside the Convent dos Capuchos. Somehow, I managed to squeeze my pregnant bod inside this tiny monk's cell. The doors are cut small, supposedly so the occupant had to bow in humility to enter!