Continuing my exploration of the region, we headed to Sintra for the penultimate day of my visit. This small town is host to a few palaces, most notably Palácio da Pena. The street was lined with other tourists parking their cars that we just made it into the last space in the last parking lot and had to make our way up to the castle on foot. It wasn’t too bad and we were able to walk through a nice garden on the way.
The palace was as picturesque as a storybook. It was very colorful and ornate all throughout. No details missed.
We were able to get a nice group shot at the end from a kind stranger. Great palace! Next stop for the city center for some grub and a look around. In one shop we can across this artwork about Fado. Very poignant from the night before.
The town was beautiful and the bit as colorful at the palace we just visited.
We finished our visit to Sintra by trying ginjinha – a chocolate cup filled with cherry liquor. Mmmmm! So delicious and worth a try. I’m glad I got to experience so many local things with my lovely friend JoM!