Most times, when you look at guides to Sintra or top sights to see in Sintra, Monserrate Palace (and it’s surrounding parks) are overlooked and yet, from speaking to locals in nearby Cascais (a lovely seaside town), this is one sight that needs to be seen in Sintra and so, with that in mind, we … Continue Reading

After leaving, the beauty that is Pena Palace, we headed over to our next sight in Sintra – the Moorish Castle (or The Castle of The Moors – depending on which version of the name you prefer). The Moorish palace is actually a short walk from Pena Palace (or at least, from the entrance of … Continue Reading

The first time I saw pictures of Pena palace in Sintra (granted, this was quite a while back), I kinda didn’t believe it was a real place. It looks so grand yet so colourful that it seemed like something someone working in a Disney movie had drawn up. Of course, I very quickly found out … Continue Reading

After our afternoon exploring Cascais, I’d definitely worked up quite the appetite so I pretty much hot-footed it to the car as fast as possible to the car when it was it time to leave… Well, there’s that and the fact that we were already quite late for our appointment back at Penha Longa – … Continue Reading

Yup, we’re in the midst of winter… frosty mornings, chilly winds and flurries of snow! However much you love winter, it can be a testing season, especially as the longer nights take hold. I’m all about embracing winter, in fact, the thought of a log cabin, roaring fire and plenty of snow is a total … Continue Reading

Told you were gonna start doing more and more videos! 😉 Sintra is arguably one of the most beautiful places to visit in all of Portugal and is one that we’ve been raving about for quite some time on here. We got to return to Lisbon this summer and headed straight for Sintra (and the … Continue Reading

Sintra is a Portuguese gem! It’s easily one of the most beautiful places you can (and should) visit in all of Portugal and certainly packs some punch when it comes to amazing sights to see. A mere glance at photos of Sintra will leave you convinced to visit this beautiful resort town so, seeing as … Continue Reading

The first I’d heard of Sintra was just before the summer holidays at Cambridge University when a group of us were heading out to Lisbon for a 4 day weekend to celebrate multiple friend’s birthdays and a classmate of mine at Cambridge suggested visiting Sintra. Initially, I was a bit unsure – after all, this was … Continue Reading