More of Lisbon, Cascais and Sintra
Trip Start Sep 20, 2012
46Trip End Nov 13, 2012
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Our next stop was the Monastery of Saint Jeronimo built in the 1500's which is now a UNESCO site. It houses 6 royal tombs as well as the tomb of Vasco da Gama. Its stained glass windows are copies because they were destroyed by the tsunami of 1755. It is quite unique and is filled with maritime symbols rather than christian icons.
We also toured the exclusive seaside towns of Estoril and Cascais and the gorgeous hillside town of Sintra with lots of shops!
Our evening entertainment was a Fado show which consisted of singers and dancers performing traditional folksongs and dances. Surprisingly entertaining! At least once anyway!