Vinha Da Quinta
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... br> situated at the highest point in Sintra and it was unbelievable.
That evening we decided to pick up a
bottle of wine and eat leftovers from the previous nights meal at the
love nest. It was a wonderful way to end our stay in one of the most
magical cities in the world!
We are currently on a train to Lagos, a
beach town in southern Portugal; our last stay in this country before
we move onto Spain.
... different. We spent quite a bit of time exploring and looking through and around the grounds. Could have spent days in the park exploring the park with its ancient structures and statues. I had started to have some foot pain so wasn't keen to do too much walking. Today is sunny but actually had clouds for the second time in three weeks... Cool wind too off the Atlantic. Spent some time in the town of Sintra wandering around the ...
... come first served the rest involved squeezing your car against the rock wall on the windy road and after folding in wing mirrors hoping it didn't get scraped. I of course had to get out before it was parked as 30 cms is just not enough room! Sintra is on the side of a hill with one lane roads pretending to be two in which tour buses travel up and down, regularly needing several goes to turn the corner.
Our view is that many drivers over here believe if ...
... garden that sprawls up the hillside and is filled with what were known in Britain at the time as follies, things like a historicist chapel, statues of the gods, fake wells, fake ruins and towers, fake grottoes and waterfalls constructed to look natural. It’s a rather bizarre environment, one that reminded me a little of Antoni Gaudi’s slightly later work at La Pedrera park in Barcelona, also an idealized recreation and beautification of nature and mankind’s ...
... the whole castle is sitting on the very top of a massive mountain so every side expect the one you come into is a huge drop.
Last but not least of our day was the Quinta da Regaleria. This is an estate about 5mins walk from sintra town with the best gardens we have ever been too. I can give you a little history here as it was just so fascinating. The property was purchased in 1853, then the gardens were commissioned ...