Quinta Do Conde
Travel Blogs from Sintra
... guitar and also did some singing. The daughter and the male cousin were excellent, but Marina, after finishing all the cooking, came onto the floor and belted out the fado like there was no tomorrow. It was a truly amazing experience and should be a must-do for anyone visiting Lisbon.
By the time we left Sr. Fado it was almost midnight (they were still singing!), and it seemed the metro had stopped running. So we made our way to the main ...
... and you have to experience Sintra at least once in your lifetime.
After Pena Palace we took the train back to Lisboa and had dinner near the hostel before going back to relax because we could hardly stay awake. Now I think I’m going to take a nice long shower to cool off because you do a LOT of walking in Sintra. Good night J We have to wake up to catch the 7am bus to our next destination.
Almost forgot to ...
... have later and the other was for manicotti which we had tonight. My manicotti was a crepe rather than a pasta shell, another recipe from here. Served after being baked in the oven and topped with arugula, it was good! My stuffing was made from ground beef, bread crumbs, cheese, leftover lamb, lots of herbs. Making crepes was easy, Tony was surprised at how well they served the pasta role.
I have mentioned a lot of lemons and garlic with the food. ...
... kitchen with couple of huge chimneys was my favorite. See picture. II. Next we drove up to the National Palace of Pena which was another breathtaking palace. The colours used to paint the outer walls were bright and simply stunning. The palace housed the royal families with stunning views III. Finally we ended up hiking half the route ...
... I really like some of the china that was left.
Back in Sintra, we opted for ease of meal, and ate at Pizza hut. I got to use my basic Portuguese skills, in verifying our order with our waitress, as she wasn't entirely sure who was getting what. Be warned, if you are vegetarian, be prepared to pay more for your food, as most specials include meat or fish. I also tried their lemonade type soft drink, Sumol.
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
Estrada Nacional 249, Sintra | 2 star hotelfrom $52
Rua Dr. Alfredo Costa, n.0 15-17, Sintra | Hotelfrom $103