Quinta Verde Sintra
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... of the city
and landscape. It was originally built by Moors in the 10th
century, and later conquered by the Christians in the 12th
century. The Castle walls were very tall, protecting its inhabitants
by towering walls of granite. Luckily we packed our rain jackets,
because once we entered the castle (which was completely outdoors),
it began to rain. It was a relatively light rain, but being thousands
of feet above sea level, ...
... and other nearby palaces. From the Pena Palace, we headed down to the village of Sintra to have some lunch in the main square. After lunch, we browsed through some of the shops before heading to Quinta de Regaleira, which is a manor house and park set on 4 hectares of exquisitely maintained gardens. The land at Quinta de Regaleira had many owners, but in 1892 was purchased by a millionaire named, Antonio Monteiro (aka Monteiro the Millionaire), who immediately built ...
... style interiors. The man originally behind it was King Ferdinand II, the German prince husband of Portugal’s Queen Maria II, someone clearly influenced by the popular trends in his homeland at the time. Like the Castelo do Mouros it supposedly has fantastic views in all directions from its similar elevation. Of course, all I saw was fog and mist, but I can console myself with the notion that that just made it all the more romantic, like something out of a Kaspar David ...
... they don't stop you! All worth it though as the vista was phemominal, must have been for ober 50km and beyond as it was stunning clear evening.
From Sintra we went to the coast and stopped at Praia Guincho, just parked at the cliffs edge overlooking a raging sea. We popped along to Cabo de Roca which is the most westerly point of Europe- not Sagres as previously stated. It has a 150 metre drop to the boiling Atlantic waters hitting the ...
... pastel red and yellow popping out of the dark green trees that make up the massive grounds of the palace. It is nothing like any of the other castles we have seen, all the shapes and arches and even the gargoyles were completely different. The best one we saw was this crazy looking lion in one of the central court yards, it was kind of cartoon like pulling a silly face which was pretty weird but there were lots of them.