Starting the Day
We begin the day at our hotel in Lisbon. The tour guide picks us up for our trip to Sintra and Cascais. We start on the roughly hour trip to Sintra; however, the guide tells us we are going to have our first stop at the Palace of Queluz, which he calls the “Versailles of Portugal”.
First Stop – Palace of Queluz
Upon entering the Palace of Queluz. We are impressed by the environment. The palace is extremely well kept. The mirrors are original and you can see the technology has improved over time for mirrors.
My favorite room in the palace was this piano waiting to be played.
In the garden of the palace the tile work and flowers were nothing short of amazing!
Second Stop – Pena Palace and Sintra
We kept going to Sintra, where we were able to visit the Pena Palace. This palace is on top of the mountain with some amazing views of Sintra below. The vibrant colors and eloquent tile work of the palace are feast for the eyes.
The dining room table looked read for us to sit down at feast.
Down in the city of Sintra we had lunch and since we were the last ones back to the van, I was able to capture this image of my wife with our entire tour group.
Guided Tour of Sintra
Final Stop – Hell’s Mouth and Cascais
To finish up the day we went to the eastern most point in Europe then to a location known as Hell’s Mouth. This location got its name from the sounds of waves crashing into the cave. With a name like “Hell’s Mouth” we were not expecting the area around it to be this beautiful.
Lastly down to the beautiful city of Cascais. This fishing village has come a long way from its humble beginnings. The town centers around this church, dock, and beach.
A view of beautilful Cascais