Before leaving for Portugal, any past visitors I spoke with about my trip said that a visit to Sintra was a must. I was told numerous times the town and its palace were just beautiful.
While in Lisbon, we took a day trip up to Sintra.
The sun was seen a bit in Lisbon, but as we headed north it grew overcast. And as we climbed the mountain to the palace the mist was so heavy I could barely see my hand in front of my face. The colorful Pena Palace was dull and gray upon my visit. But even so, it was so opulent and unique – like a fairy tale castle.
Another delicious pastry, Queijadas de Sintra, and a wine tasting. I wasn’t completely taken with Portuguese food, but their pastries were quite good. This one was probably my favorite.
Sintra is a charming town, and I wish I had more than just the day for a visit. Maybe next time.