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The wood work and carved Manualine elements both inside and along the outside facade were mesmerizing. Everything let the visitor know this was the home of a very wealthy man. The quinta was a perfect location for hours of photo taking. But the grounds were the real adventures! The owner had a whimsical sense of exploration, secret passages and endless structures with unique views of the mansion. The gardens and pathways were full of caves with low dark ...
... I managed to get there for the opening hour (happy hour – 1 Euro off the admission price – woohoo!) before the massive crowds of weekenders and group tourists descended on (or ascended to) the palace. Pena is a nineteenth century royal palace of pure fantasy almost on par with Mad King Ludwig’s creations in Bavaria, full of onion domes, turrets, crenelated towers, keyhole gates, stone snakes, bright exterior colors, bridges to nowhere, and faux-gothic and ...
... rather than romantic and overblown. Once roman, then arabic then portugese it was always a strategic fort as you can see from the sea to the port of Lisbon which is over 26km away. You can walk along its ramparts and experience real vertigo as thge drops are sheer and seem to go for miles....plus the paths are rocky, unprotected and open to all the elements on all sides. In England they would be no go but here , you take your own life in your own ...
... the whole castle is sitting on the very top of a massive mountain so every side expect the one you come into is a huge drop.
Last but not least of our day was the Quinta da Regaleria. This is an estate about 5mins walk from sintra town with the best gardens we have ever been too. I can give you a little history here as it was just so fascinating. The property was purchased in 1853, then the gardens were commissioned ...
... shawls, pendants made from coins and food they had made. There was mad tower on the water with awesome people from history carved out of the sides. Christopher Columbus was at the point. This was where he trained navigational skills to those willing to learn. Next was a knights Templar castle on the water. Insignias everywhere, built off the land with slopes just right, and a wooden bridge allowing tourists to cross and explore for a ...