Quinta Do Conde
Travel Blogs from Sintra
... delicious little cakes ( I honestly don´t know the ingredients). The streets of Sintra were uphill and there was an aura of calm and peacefulness that enveloped us as soon as we set foot. The streets were calm but there was a different kind of air in this mountain - it was clean, fresh and comforting. As soon as I saw all the green surrounding me, I couldn't help but remember Honduras.
We saw a horse drawn carriage and seeing that neither Bee nor I had ever ridden ...
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... chat and will try their English out when given the opportunity.
We decided to take another drive to familiarize ourselves. We drove through Sintra yet again and retraced our steps on arrival. You know they were not the "exact steps" but close! What Tony remembered seeing, I didn't, and vice versa, but we managed. We also took a jaunt to one of the beaches at Praia da Adraga where the surf roars in. It was incredible, the photos you see were taken from my iPod so ...
... daughters of Afonso, Don Joao or Don Manuel, the daughters of Cabral and da Gama, the muses of Camoes and the wives of all those that cut and curved the stones of Batalha and Alcobaca.
While I was sitted confortable and listerning to fado music the scutturb walked me through the streets of the two main districts of Sinatra: Estefania and Sintra-Vila. The road loops around ravins, some naturally wooden, some others transformed in parcs by the above mentioned ...
... saw on our tour.
A footnote: the local people we have met have mentioned how cold it is in this part of the world, blaming northern Europe for the unusual weather. As a Canadian, I found it quite comfortable with a light jacket or sweater and pleased to hear it wasn't "blame Canada" time again. We so often talk about the "cold air from Canada" and not so often do we blame "the hot air from the south". Sorry, my American friends. I had to say it.
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