April 29 Excursion to Sintra

Here we are in Sintra rooted in Moorish history. Twenty miles west of Lisbon, Sintra is a gem full of tourists all climbing up and down the steep streets with colorful shops and restaurants. Our highlight was a ride up to and exploring the Moorish Castle, which has breathtaking views of the city below including the National Palace of Portugal below (the two spires are the kitchen vents–only one spire can be seen in the picture)

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  1. Jackie Williams — 04-29-2014 at 11:54 am

    Such a preserved medieval castle. I can only imagine the views being breathtaking! I didn’t realize all the sight seeing you were going to take in – that’s great!
    XXOO Jackie

  2. Rose — 04-29-2014 at 8:42 pm

    Such a beautiful town. A bit like Valparaiso with a castle.


  3. Marjie — 05-01-2014 at 4:58 pm

    So glad you got to visit the magical Sintra!