Casa de Hospedes Adelaide

Sintra, Estremadura, Portugal | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Sintra

Kissing Paradise

A travel blog entry by abonilla

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... so Monica´s father, who owns a taxi company, assigned a taxi driver to take us to Sintra, Cascais and Lisbon in order for us to avoid the hassle of transportation. Luis (or "Lulu," as we called him), was an absolute angel of God. He is a sweet gentleman with a contagious laugh and a heart as enourmous as the big, blue sea. Our first stop of the trip was Sintra, a beautiful mountainous city that overlooks all of Portugal. Of course we had to try traditional ...

Sintra - A Fairy Tale Place

A travel blog entry by drudell

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... ruin, as it is in one piece and painted different colours. It began with a Monastery on the site dating back to the 14th century, which was frequented by the Royals for important ceremonies over two centuries. However it was mostly destroyed by the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755. It was undertaken by King Ferdinand to build a grand summer palace for the Royal Family, which was then completed over 16 years.

  • Figuring it all out...

    A travel blog entry by jlimina

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    ... driving a car in Portugal, if someone else comes along, you pull over or back up and hold your breath till they pass. No carts here. We manage to get some basics but realize we will need to be heading to an even bigger village tomorrow. When I return to this place for quick things I will take a photo! The butcher in town is closed today and everything shuts down for lunch. Lunch can be anytime and for as long as you want it seems. People all are very friendly, relaxed, ...

    Sintra

    A travel blog entry by whatsnext

    ... of the garden and warmth of the house. I returned that evening to Lisboa, where my modest hotel room was waiting for me, decided to come back if not to see the palaces, at least to get a glimps of the Queen's ****, the perpetual cloud over Sinatra.

    So, here am I, the next afternoon, climbing the path twards Palacio de Pena, the summer residence of the Saxe-Cobourg-Gotha branch of Portugal royal family, build in the mid nintheen century. The walk from the bus ...

    1436. A Magical Clifftop Moment

    A travel blog entry by nathanphil

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    With so much of Portugal still unexplored, it might seem odd that I come back to explore Lisbon some more--which I already explored pretty thoroughly 5 years ago. But I'm really into Superhikes now, and if cities like Sevilla and Malaga have their own Superhike, Lisbon definitely should. I did call it my "favorite European capital", didn't I? I arrive at dusk, and compare a couple of hostels before settling on one. The I head down to ...

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    This hotel, located in Sintra, is near Cabo da Roca, Moors' Castle (Castelo dos Mouros), Pena Park, and Guincho Beach.
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