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... us into “The Love Nest”,
as he called the apartment we would be staying in next to his home,
he handed us a wedding gift. It was a beautiful panoramic poster of
the Moorish Castle and Pena Palace in Sintra.
Sintra is incredibly charming. Cobblestone roads,
street performers, small restaurants and cafes surrounding the town
center. It was bustling with tourists, something Luis said he was
quite used to. We decided to head to ...
I am almost embarrassed to admit that we considered skipping Sintra, not knowing how stunning and sensational of a town it is! We are SO glad we decided to catch the urban train from Lisbon and venture the 40 minutes northwest to Sintra. It is truly hard to find words adequate to describe the beauty and appeal of Sintra, but it's most definitely a destination to add to your bucket list! We caught the train at Lisbon's Rossio station, which is located in the ...
... more than 12 or 15 miles west of Lisbon in the center of a peninsula that juts out into the Atlantic west of the capital city. The town is fairly high up in a small mountain range on the peninsula and is famous for its "Romantic” landscapes. That would be romantic in the sense of embodying the ideals of Romanticism, the 19th century aesthetic and artistic movement, rather than romantic in the sense of love. Some visitors to Sintra are apparently mistaken on this matter. ...
... fairytale castle for the portugese king. It is yellow and glowing red with style over content being the architects remit. There are endless gables, arches, entrances, turrets, walkways and terraces which are decorative and rather fabulous. Its set in a most beautiful garden which is vast, and a palce to visit on its own. Follies, lakes, valleys,statues, caves and even a little chapel have all been remodelled to look like something out of a dream. It ...
... the Castle was that it looked like a fort. And then it really looked like some Great Wall of the west. It was easy not an easy climb. With the sun now quickly becoming glaring and temperature rising. But it was well worth the effort. I particularly loved he view of the Pena Palace from the Moorish walls. Sintra was so swarmed by tourists it was a pain to take the tourist bus. Because most time you have to stand or worse, may not even get on of trying to board from a popular stop. ...