Portugal: Sintra

Sintra was an unexpected stopover between Luxembourg and the Netherlands. I decided I wanted to go somewhere warm, saw a decently priced flight for the next day, and that was that. Very happy I took the plunge and spent 4 days in Portugal, starting with the mid-sized town of Sintra...

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 Winding streets of Sintra

Winding streets of Sintra

 View from the hostel  Sintra's Palace

View from the hostel Sintra's Palace

 View of  Palácio da Pena  from  Palácio da Seteais

View of Palácio da Pena from Palácio da Seteais

 En route to  Palácio de Monserrate

En route to Palácio de Monserrate

  Palácio de Monserrate

Palácio de Monserrate

 View out the windows of  Palácio de Monserrate

View out the windows of Palácio de Monserrate

 Gardens around Monserrate Palace

Gardens around Monserrate Palace

 View of the  Palácio Nacional  from  Castelo dos Mouros

View of the Palácio Nacional from Castelo dos Mouros

 View of  Palácio Nacional  from the ground, with its notable cone-shaped kitchen chimneys

View of Palácio Nacional from the ground, with its notable cone-shaped kitchen chimneys

 Walkway of the  Palácio Nacional

Walkway of the Palácio Nacional

 Fonte Mourisca

Fonte Mourisca

 A bee along the trail leading to Palácio da Pena

A bee along the trail leading to Palácio da Pena

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