Quinta Verde Sintra
Travel Blogs from Sintra
... has been restored... but the entrance fee is a bit pricey... so I decide to skip it. I actually prefer the ontouched, mysterious ruins of the forest.
On another ridge not far away is another castle of a very different sort: a very elaborate 19th century palace with all the architectural extravangance of that era it seems crammed into a single building--a stark contrast with the austere Moorish stone fortress.
Maybe another time I'll come back and cough up the ...
... hike along its walls amid the forests surrounding it. It was the perfect combination of history and near-tropical naturaleza, which was awesome. Anna and I were basically freaking out with happiness the whole time we were there, taking a million pictures and just enjoying the view. Since it's on top of the mountain, we could see everything below us for miles and miles.
Afterward, we took ...
... of all ages, come and go. The father is a famous cyclist whose photos and newspaper articles are posted all around the walls. The son is the spitting image of this man. It is so much fun and so very good. It is our second visit and will not be our last.
Pork ribs, turkey cutlet, shish kabobs (2), hamburger (2), rice, French fries, salad, wine (red and white), olives, bread, fruit cup and creme caramel - 26 euros for the 4 of us. ...
... Amber. The five of us made it up to the Moorish castle and Pena Palace, which were expected to be the highlights. The Moorish castle is a medieval castle situated on a large hill. It was started in the 8th century and completed in the 9th. Unfortunately when we got up there it was incredibly windy and had started to rain. I only went up one side of the wall but it was pretty neat to see the old walls and offered some ...
... nooks and crannies and secret hideaways, underground tunnels, fountains, towers and a beautiful chapel.
It also has an Initiatic Well, which is a subterranean Tower which is 27 meters deep and has within its walls a spiral staircase to the bottom. It also has a tunnel access from further down in the garden. This was really interesting as the water is held at the bottom of the well in bath sized compartments.
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service