Quinta Do Conde
Travel Blogs from Sintra
... 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 ...
... down the thin bits of road as fast as you can, there is less time for you to have an accident. Both Pat and myself found muscles getting overly tense whilst managing road systems. I should note of course that even though I intended to drive, each time I think about starting, some ridiculous driving situation comes along and well,.. I just couldn't put Pat through the anxiety of watching my attempts at getting out of confined spaces or avoiding cliff faces etc etc. ...
My own little piece of romantic Sintra was my private room at the Sintra Palace Hostel, just a shrot distance down a steep hill from the real palace. I decided to splurge on a 45 Euro room in a town where accommodation is fairly expensive rather than dorming it like I did in Lisbon. The corner room with big windows was furnished in an idealized Japanese style with walls painted in a scene from a seaside Japanese sunset with trees, distant islands, and a tori gate. Ahhhh, ...
... decided it's time to get back to Denver where things are familiar and get healthy. Our flight is Wednesday Nov 26.
We've had had an amazing journey and while disappointed not to finish perhaps once we are back to normal we can come back and finish what we started. In the meantime it will be nice to see family again, reconnect with friends and discover if 8 months abroad has changed the way we see ourselves.
... via Roca Cape
Unexpectedly, our AirBnB hosts, Jorge and Maria, were gone when we got ready to go. We wrote a nice note in the guestbook that had been open on the page with our name on top for several days.
....It is ...
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