Quinta de Sao Thiago
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... it was a fairy
tale. We traversed underground caverns which took us to the bottom of
an extremely deep well called the “Initiation Well”. This place
is a must see in Sintra! We finished the evening with one of the
restaurants Luis recommended. We ordered tapas: marinated sardines
(very popular in Portugal), cheese, bread and Portuguese wine. It was
The following morning we boarded a bus
which took us to the ...
... royals for centuries. Beautiful and mystical, Sintra oozes charm! From the train station, we hailed a taxi and headed to the National Palace of Pena. The Pena Palace was built in the Middle Ages as a church and sits atop the highest hill in Sintra. Many Portuguese Kings visited the church and, in the 1800s, King Ferdinand II constructed a palace. Both Palace and grounds are impeccably maintained. The interior of the palace is stunning, with high arched ...
... a 9th century Moorish rampart dizzyingly high above town at over 400 meters (1,300 feet) altitude. The Romantics loved castles and ruins, and this was a great one for them with great views all around the peninsula to the Atlantic in two directions and Lisbon in a third. I ended of skipping a visit to the castle since it was a rainy misty morning without any views.
I went instead to the Palacio Nacional de Pena, located in a big landscaped park on a nearby ...
... two vast pyrimad-like conical towers which in fact are chimneys reaching for the sky from the kitchens.The tile work is fantastic inside, wonderful chinese vases and figures abound, dark wooden furniture and tooled leather chairs punctuate the vast rooms and its regal air has not been diminshed by time.
Atop a vast hill( which we walked up) overlooking Sintra sits Castello Morous chained across its peaks in a stark, uncompromising and ...
... them. Very authentic with the chocolate cups. Unlike the plastic cups that you get mostly in Lisbon. I also enjoyed the 2€ freshly pressed orange juices. Wish they had those machines in Singapore. It is just a great way of extracting orange juice without having to peel the fruit. Returned to Lisbon and still had time to walk around the square and also visited the famous sardine shop. Mind boggling array of canned sardines. Bought ribs and tins of them. Make great snacks and ...