Sintra, Portugal in one day

Oct 27, 2017

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We’d arranged to meet Miguel Carodoso of MC Photo tours and he was waiting for us before the appointed time. He drove us to Sintra where we walked through town and up to the castle Quinta da Regaleira . We messed with Miguel’s tour plan when we climbed towers and entered tunnels as we found them, but he didn’t seem to mind.  There are several castles to visit in Sintra but you’d need more than a day to see them all. We stopped in a cafe to taste some of Sintra’s local treats and across the street for a gingaha (liquer in a dark chocoate cup)

The next stop was a walk along the rugged coast line and then on to Caiscais where we watched the sun go down over the beach.  It was an  excellent day and Miguel was a fantastic guide.  He dropped us off near Alfama where we found dinner and headed home.


Surfer in the sunset at Caiscais

Some of the succulents were flowering at Cais Cais

Can you find the man in the picture?

Small village near Sintra

Quinta da Regaleira

Quinta da Regaleira

Typical hand painted tiles decorate many walls

Miguel had one of his guests fall in here. YUCK!

Underground tunnels lead to this well

One of many beautiful doors

One of many beautiful views in Sintra. See the castle at the top?

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