Thursday, August 25, 2011

PORTUGAL: SINTRA

Sintra, with its imposing mountain range and palaces, is a prime location of great beauty and cultural and natural interest.

Located near Lisboa, is a perfect place to spend a fantastic day out of the city visiting palaces in a beautiful environment. Going by train from Lisboa is a good choice because there is a train every half hour and the journey takes about 40 minutes from Rossio Station in Lisboa.

What I liked the most in Sintra was the Pena National Palace. This romanticist palace, located on the top of a hill, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal.

These are the monuments we visited in Sintra:

  • Pena National Palace
  • Views from Pena National Palace
  • Pena Park
  • Historic Centre of Sintra
  • Sintra National Palace
  • Quinta da Regaleira 

Other interesting places in Sintra we couldn't visit are:


  • The Moorish Castle
  • Monserrate Palace and gardens
  • Seteais Palace


Next I would like to show you some pictures of the nice day we spent in Sintra:

Pena National Palace


Pena National Palace in Sintra
Pena National Palace in Sintra is painted in various colors that give it a cheerful and fanciful look



Pena National Palace in Sintra
Towers of Pena National Palace in Sintra make it also look like a castle


Pena National Palace in Sintra
About to enter the Pena National Palace in Sintra


Pena National Palace in Sintra
Pena National Palace in Sintra from the entrace


Pena National Palace in Sintra
The gate by which we entered the Pena National Palace in Sintra


Pena National Palace in Sintra
Gate of Pena National Palace in Sintra built in Neo-Islamic style



Pena National Palace in Sintra
Taking pictures of Pena National Palace in Sintra



Pena National Palace in Sintra
In this picture you can see the clock tower of  Pena National Palace in Sintra


Views from Pena National Palace


Pena National Palace in Sintra
From here we enjoyed nice views of Pena National Palace and the surrounding park


View from Pena National Palace in Sintra
The day in Sintra was lovely and the views from the Pena National Palace fantastic


View from Pena National Palace in Sintra
Pena National Palace in Sintra stands on the top of a hill, so you can enjoy beautiful views from this palace

Pena Park



Pena National Palace in Sintra from Pena Park
Pena National Palace in Sintra from Pena Park


Pena National Palace in Sintra from Pena Park
A closer view of Pena National Palace in Sintra



Pena Park in Sintra
Walking along the labyrinthic system of paths and narrow roads of Pena Park in Sintra



Historic Centre of Sintra



Sintra from the National Palace
Sintra from the National Palace

Sintra National Palace



Sintra National Palace in Portugal
Chimneys of Sintra National Palace in Portugal


Sintra National Palace in Portugal
Visiting the Sintra National Palace


Sintra National Palace in Portugal
Sintra National Palace in Portugal


Quinta da Regaleira




Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra
Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra


More beautiful places we visited in Portugal were:





Finally, other great cities and countries I have already visited are:







  • Barcelona
  • Berlin
  • New York and Washington
  • London
  • Dublin in Irleland
  • Istanbul in Turkey
  • Saint Petersburg
  • Rome and The Vatican
  • Paris
  • Florence in Tuscany
  • Madrid
  • Venezia
  • Dubrovnik in Croatia
  • The Greek Islands and Athens
  • BrugesGhent and Brussels in Belgium





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