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... train on wheels starts and ends its tour of the town.
Remembering the animated presentation by our sommelier at A Travessa last night, Jim pulled out the napkin with his visual directions from the train station to Quinta da Regaleria. We laughed remembering how the sommelier got more excited each time he poured the Donna Maria. He so wanted to share the beauty of Sintra from his childhood days.
Huffing and puffing we climbed and rounded ...
... an especially significant number of couples holding hands and "making out” at the area’s sights.
This romanticism of the physical landscape and castles that attracted those in the nineteenth century to come and create their own historicist fantasies and follies earns Sintra’s unique “cultural landscape” status as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The original site that likely started all this romanticist interest in Sintra is the Castelo ...
... to belive that when the gardens were started the many hills were empty, its original forest long gone with old farmimg leaving it barren too. As a new forest of trees, shrubs and lovely plants have now taken over you can't tell it was never there just 200 years ago.
There is also Sintra National Palace in the village, arabic in its origin- remodelled after in and then again later on too. It is in the set in the grounds of the village itself ...
... grounds were huge but we couldn't be bothered with hiking all the way up to the look outs further up so decided on the better option of walking down through the gardens to the next castle. The gardens were pretty and kind of reminded me of home a little, maybe cause we are on our way home I am just noticing a few wee things.
Moorish Castle - Completely different to the pena castle. The Moors (Medieval Muslims ...
... fellow through a perspex window accommodated us. On the 30 minute train to Sintra. Stop for coffee and Portuguese tart for energy when we arrived in Sintra, then a bus up the hill. A little scary, but arrived and lined up with many tourists again. Finally into the palace grounds or was it Disneyland. It was a monastery until the earthquake of 1755 made it unsafe, so Don Fernando II bought it. Made it into what it is today, used in in the ...
Other places to stay in Sintra
Praca Da Republica, Sintra | 4 star hotelfrom $76
- Once inside, the views are fantastic
- Views to die for
- Great location & view!
Rua dos Malmequeres, 1 - Janas, Sintra | 3 star hotelfrom $107
Rua Barbosa do Bocage 10, Sintra | 5 star hotelfrom $238
Avenida Alfredo Coelho S/N, Sintra | 3 star hotelfrom $82
Rua Consiglieri Pedroso 38-40, Sintra | 4 star hotelfrom $135
Largo Afonso Albuquerque No 25, Sintra | 2 star hotelfrom $102
Estrada Velha de Colares, Sintra | 3 star hotelfrom $170
Avenida Raul Solnado, 23-23A, Sintra | 2 star hotelfrom $52
Rua Dr. Alfredo Costa, n.0 15-17, Sintra | Hotelfrom $103