061111 November 7th 2011 6th November
Well what a grand day! Long, very windy road to Sintra, great fun on the bike and no problems parking! I am sure this place must be heaving in the summer, but on a blustery November day it was delightful.
We visited the Moorish castle which had loads of steps and great views of Sintra and the palace at Pena. We then went on to the palace Quinta da Regaleira. The palace itself was ... read more
Europe » Portugal Following its heyday as a world power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence in 1822 of Brazil a... ... read more