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One day in Sintra

February 29, 2012 | | 4 Comments

If your visit to Portugal only leaves room for just one day in Sintra, I advice a visit to Pena Palace, Moorish Castle and National Palace.

Sintra is worldwide acknowledged as one of the most romantic getaway. Its beauty charms … Read More

Sintra National Palace

September 1, 2011 |

Sintra National Palace is the only Royal Palace of the Middle Ages remaining in Portugal and one of the few examples of the Mudejar style.

The origin of the Sintra Nacional Palace (Palácio Nacional de Sintra) or Town Palace (Palácio … Read More

Sintra’s Travesseiros

August 30, 2011 | | 5 Comments

Travesseiros de Sintra are famed worldwide. A visit to this romantic Portuguese village isn’t complete without tasting a few of these cakes

Going to Sintra and don’t stop at Piriquita for a travesseiro is like going to Rome and not … Read More

Roca Cape, the end of Continental Europe

August 25, 2011 |

Roca Cape is the westernmost point of Continental Europe and its symbolism is stated by Camões line where the land ends and the sea begins

Welcome to the westernmost point of Continental Europe, Roca Cape or Cabo da Roca that … Read More

Monserrate, an ode to Romanticism

August 25, 2011 |

Monserrate is an ode to the Romanticism comprising a marvelous neo-Moorish palace and a romantic garden, with species from the entire world

Since its early years Monserrate had its share of abandonment periods up to the day it was bought … Read More

Discovering Pena

August 22, 2011 |

Visiting Pena is an unforgettable experience, either you start by the magnificent Palácio Nacional da Pena or the luxuriant Parque da Pena.

Are you ready to walk? Good, as my suggestion for today is going to take you up and … Read More

Moors Castle, the guardian of Sintra

August 22, 2011 |

Moors Castle, one of the symbols of Sintra, was built by the Moors and conquered by the first Portuguese king, Afonso Henriques, in 1147.

On the top of a mount, named as Mount of the Moon by the Romans, is … Read More

Pena Park, a natural wonder

August 22, 2011 | | One Comment

Pena Park is an amazing natural park, surrounding Pena Palace, in Sintra, which overwhelms visitors with its exotic and lush beauty.

Pena Park is a natural environment of rare beauty and scientific importance surrounding Pena Palace. Planted and wooded under … Read More

Pena Palace, a King’s dream

August 18, 2011 |

Pena Palace is an impressive example of the Romantic architectonic style, rivaling in beauty with the famous Bavarian Neuschwanstein castle

Pena Palace, standing out of the green landscape of Serra de Sintra due to its colorful walls, is one of … Read More

Lawrence’s hotel Sintra

August 16, 2011 |

lawrence’s hotel Sintra is the oldest hotel of the Iberian Peninsula and famous for its distinguished guests as Eça de Queirós or even Lord Byron.

Lawrence’s hotel, opened since 1764, is the oldest hotel of the Iberian Peninsula and one … Read More