I could never imagine travelling to Lisbon and not seeing Sintra, the town is quaint and detailed with winding roads and so much character.
We had limited time but knew a trip to Sintra was a must see. We got an early start from Rossio square station, bought a tickets at the office ( one way) and we were off, the ride was interesting as you get an inland view of Lisbon. When we arrived at Sintra, we hopped on the bus( buy ticket on board) and we were off. The road winds and curves and you get a newfound respect for your bus driver as he navigates through the small winding roads and climbs and climbs and climbs...
We got ff at Moorish castle which I recommend as it is a nice introduction to Pena Palace. You need to buy a ticket at the office where the bus stops. The Moorish castle was breathtaking and really looked like a postcard from the bottom to the top. The climb is not strenuous at all and it is easy to navigate in and around.
We climbed the hill to Pena Palace( no need to catch bus again) this palace was unbelievable, the colours, the architecture, the curves and materials used. It truly is something to behold. One can opt to take the tram but we walked easily and took in the fresh air.
Highly recommend a visit to Pena Palace
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