Quinta Verde Sintra
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... obviously had a lot in common when it came to palaces. Pena Palace is a combination of so many different styles that it would appear that Ferdinand changed his mind each time a new wing was constructed (mid to late 1800s). He imported a shower/tub from England for his bathroom and a telephone. The palace had great vistas to the Moorish Castle. The loop bus took us down to the National Palace. We stopped for a pizza before taking a quick ...
... they harvested the grapes and that they didn't press them by feet anymore, even though it was tremendous fun, because they had a machine that did it. I was quite shocked by this information and wondered if I'd ever enjoy Port again, she'd be telling us next that Carlos the glass bottle blower didn't work there anymore and a machine made the bottles too. She then asked if there were any questions. I gingerly put up my hand. "When do we try it?" I asked. "At the end" She ...
... hesitate to poo-poo us away from our inexperienced selections and instead offered us a “tasting”. Ruth and I secretly giggled and smiled at each other. This could be fun.
We didn’t tell him, at least not at the beginning of our lesson that we both came from the wine business, rather we were excited to see what this was like from the other side of the table. With exuberance he set out a place mat and 4 wine glasses. He gave a quick ...
... cafe con leche and soon we saw a Korean tour bus group get dropped off at the bus station. We joined them for the white knuckle bus ride up through the town, past the Moorish Castle, and finally to the Pena Palace. We bought our discounted ticket and boarded another small bus that for 1 euro took us from the ticket office up to the entrance. It was another steep climb, so well worth the 1 euro!
The Pena Palace is as magical and whimsical as ...
... with ferns and hydrangeas. Higher up, huge moss covered boulders the size of cars scattered across the landscape. Here we reached the fortification of Castelo Mouros, we walked almost the entire circumference on the wall from rampert to rampart Only occasionally the mist rolled out long enough for us to get a glimpse of Sintra deep down in the valley below us.
3rd Stop, Pena Palace