Portugal, Days 3 & 4

Such an amazing view to start the day!!!

The grounds around the Pena National Palace in Sintra

The Palace!! It looks like Disneyland, but this was a real palace built in the 1800’s! (Actually, there was an old monastery here & the royals renovated that & then significantly added on!)

Having fun exploring

The AMAZING view!!!

Walking the outside walls!

The Moorish Castle in the distance

A beautiful courtyard (this was actually part of the original cloisters from the old monastery)

It looks like wood paneling from the 1970’s, but is really painted stone!!! 

One of the bedrooms – I couldn’t get over how tiny the chairs & beds were! They seemed smaller than any we’ve seen anywhere else in Europe. I guess Portugese people were just not that tall 200 years ago!

Another view of the palace

I LOVED this chandelier!!! It’s SO fun!!!

The main hall – not too shabby!!! 

From the palace we drove out to the western-most point on continental Europe: Cabo de Roca!

Nearly there – had to stop & take a picture of these gorgeous flowers!

A view of the point!

We made it!

H&M at the western-most point of mainland Europe!!

There is a lighthouse near the point, which makes for a stunning view when heading back inland!

Back in Cascais enjoying the views on our last evening in Portugal!


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