A small town just outside of Lisbon, Sintra houses the former summer residences of the Portuguese ex-royals. I visited the Pena Palace, but there is also a Sintra Palace.
I got there soaking wet, after walking through the torrential rain this morning (left my umbrella in the luggage back at the hotel)! But it was worth it, for the surrounding forest and the scenery are so beautiful.
On the way back to the station I also briefly visited the Moorish Castle (self-explanatory) which is really in ruins but impressive enough for the huge megalithic like stones that surround it. Reminded me of Egypt!
Finally, Sintra, a pretty little town with colourful houses and a spa like feel. This time, unfortunately, I only really saw it from the car. Next time!
Now, if you’d excuse me, my cab (which has wifi available) just arrived in front of my building. I have to dash home for the “pack and unpack” show. It’s midnight and I need to get ready for Copenhagen again! I’ll post my impressions of my trip to Portugal from the plane tomorrow! Au revoir!