Monday, 2 January 2017

August, 2016 - SINTRA, PORTUGAL

We took a 48 minute train ride to Sintra.  It is a town high in the mountains that was the summer retreat for the Moors and later the Portuguese Royal Court.  Also, it was a refuge for the royal families of Europe that were in exile from political events.

The Castelo was built by the Moors on the top of a mountain, that had views over the entire area and out to sea.  It allowed for early warning of invasion.  A good workout climbing to the castle and exploring it as there are countless stairs.

The Royal Summer Palace is very colorful and has amazing views as well.

See mirror for handsome man in Tilly hat.

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