2 Dec, 2016 in Sintra
Castelo dos Mouros Sintra Portugal (13)

The Portuguese Sintra, is a wonderful getaway from Lisbon with world class attractions. Of all the Sintra attractions I visited, the nicest was the Castelo dos Mouros, or Castle of the Moors, a medieval castle built by the Moors in the 8th century over an imposing hilltop. A UNESCO heritage site, this fort has it all, incredible […]

27 Sep, 2016 in Sintra
Quinta da Regaleira Sintra Portugal (3)

Sintra is a gorgeous getaway trip from Lisbon in Portugal. It combines many lovely attractions to keep every type of tourist happy, old forts, scenic views, nature hikes, funky estates, castles, and an old Portugese town with cafes and shopping. The last attraction I visited in Sintra before heading back to Lisbon was the Quinta da […]

23 Aug, 2016 in Sintra
Visions of Sintra Portugal (2)

Probably the first attraction you’ll run into when heading into beautiful Sintra in Portugal is the Palace of Sintra. It is a 10th century UNESCO world heritage palace and one of the best preserved royal houses in Portugal highlighting some of the best in local architecture and decorations. It has a vibrant history and therefore combines many different […]

30 Jul, 2016 in Sintra
Park National Palace of Pena Sintra Portugal (3)

One of the highlights of beautiful Sintra, a quick daytrip from Lisbon in Portugal, is the Park and National Palace of Pena. It’s a 19th century UNESCO heritage Romanticist castle on top of a mountain overlooking the town of Sintra from above. I visited quite a few castles around my world over the years, but this Disney like […]

1 Mar, 2016 in Portugal, Sintra
Visions of Sintra Portugal (4)

  My visit to Portugal during carnival week in the Netherlands was a trip to remember. Flying in with zero knowledge and expectations, I had the most wonderful time exploring Lisbon, but the nicest day was – by far – the daytrip to Sintra. Unlike most days I had in Lisbon, the weather cleared up, the […]

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