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Lisbon – Day 5

Travel

August 28, 2015

Sintra village facade, ph by José Chan

Brace yourself for a long post with lots of photos, because we spent our 5th day in Portugal in Sintra!

Sintra is a town with monuments like palaces, a castle and many more historical buildings, enough to fill a few days of sightseeing. From the train station it’s a steep climb to the town and all the sights, so we took one of the buses bus that brought us to a few of the sights.

Sintra village, ph by José Chan

Sintra view on village, ph by José Chan

Sintra village selfie, ph by José Chan

Sintra palace, palm trees, ph by José Chan

The first stop was at the Palace of Sintra. We didn’t go in, because it didn’t look that exciting, but walked around town for a while before we took the bus to our next stop.

Sintra castle view, ph by José Chan

Sintra castle wall and view, ph by José Chan

Sintra castle friends view, ph by José Chan

Sintra castle wall view, ph by José Chan

Sintra castle friends, ph by José Chan

Sintra castle view on palace Pena, ph by José Chan

The second stop was the Castle of the Moors. It looks a bit like the Great Wall of China, hahah. The view from the wall was SUPER pretty. So worth the money to get in and climb the stairs!

Sintra palace architecture, ph by José Chan

Sintra palace, ph by José Chan

Sintra palace rooftop terrace, ph by José Chan

Sintra palace view, ph by José Chan

Sintra palace friends, ph by José Chan

Sintra palace girl, ph by José Chan

The Palace of Pena was our next stop. We got a ticket for both the palace and its park. The palace is nice to see while you’re there, but not a must.

Sintra palace park, ph by José Chan

The Pena Park is HUUUGE. There are many sights in the park as well. After walking around the whole day our legs were too tired to walk through the whole park (yes, even though we’d taken the bus to the top), so we only saw a part of it.

Food court, sea me, ph by José Chan

Food court, scallops, ph by José Chan

Food court, Salmon handroll, ph by José Chan

Food court, Salmon glass noodles, ph by José Chan

Food court, burger foie gras, ph by José Chan

Food court, creme brulee, ph by José Chan

Back in Lisbon we went to the food court Time Out again, because we liked it so much the first time. We all tried different dishes, dishes that weren’t BLACK this time :p. I had a pizza with truffle and a burger with foie gras and truffle dressing. SO good!

Park rooftop bar sunset view, ph by José Chan

We’ve been wanting to watch the sunset here in Lisbon and heard it was nice at a rooftop bar, but on Sunday (day 2) when we went there, it was closed. Just our luck :p.

This evening we were at walking distance from the rooftop bar again, so after dinner we finally went there, but to be disappointed, because the sun wasn’t even visible there! The view was still pretty though, but we’ll try to catch another sunset on our last evening here.

Santini, ph by José Chan

Of course, we ended the day with an ice cream at Santini! I tasted the sour cream flavour. It was REALLY good, especially together with the raspberry.

xJoos

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