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- Drycleaning onsite
- Reduced mobility rooms
- High-speed internet in room
- Babysitting service
- Breakfast Available
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Travel Blogs from Sintra
... the palace thinking their living quarters would be palatial, WRONG.......they were "small" room after "small" room. Small being relative but we were following 40 other people like a snake. It made the PNE show home look tame on a busy Saturday afternoon. Intriguing piece of history, but not what we were looking for. Needless to say, my wife was getting a little claustrophobic, we gone! Our intention was ...
... secret fake stone walls opening to pathways deeper into the caves, towers and secret gardens. The creative man made stone like walls, wells, pounds and dripping cascading water features kept surprising you along one of many optional pathways chosen by you. A nice feature were hidden paths that offered shorter, less stressful inclines for visitor unable or unwilling to take the more rugged trails. You quickly were drawn in to trying to outdo each other for finding ...
... symbolism. One example, the Initiatic Well, has a spiral staircase with 9 platforms of 15 stairs each - supposedly referencing Dante's 9 levels of hell, purgatory or paradise as described in his "Divine Comedy." The brochure we received states that "...this hallowed space, full of esoteric and alchemical associations, makes the relation between Heaven and Earth intensely felt."
The town ...
... even more walking uphill and another entry fee but again it was well worth the effort, and the money, as this was Pena Palace a multicoloured turreted wow of a place built into, and on top of, the rock of the hillside. The queen of Portugal had had this pile built in the seventeenth century as a summer retreat, and what a retreat, I reckon she'd been a bit of a Disney fan looking at the colours and if I was being picky it was quite a way from the beach, but the views from the terraces were ...
... to be a street artist in Lisbon, was really great - rolling his own cigarettes and talking with a passion about Portugal. I think Sintra as a day trip is a bit much, there's so much to see here that it's probably worth a couple of nights. Again, if I lived in Lisbon this would be a place I'd come to often. Lord Byron, the famous English poet, used to live here, and he called it the most beautiful city in the world...not sure I'd argue with that.