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The Arch of the Triton is one of the most enigmatic architectonic features of the Palace of Pena. Entitled the “Allegoric Gate to the creation of the World” right in the 19th century, its most prominent facet is its Triton, a mythological monster, half-man and half-fish. Similarly, all of the arch is divided between the aquatic world below and the terrestrial world above. On the ground floor, the canopied Neo-Gothic arch, with its scaled small columns, is framed by corals bearing three shells, with the Triton sitting on one. This is the domain of the water. In the upper floor are the plants that convey the terrestrial world: the head of the Triton emerges out of a tree, framed by the vines that cover the entire bow-window that the monster appears to be holding aloft. The transition is made by water weed, with these aquatic plants growing on the border between the two worlds with the Triton visible behind them.