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The mysteries at Quinta da Regaliera

Quinta da Regliera Initiation Well
One day, while looking through travel pictures online, I saw a picture of an inverted tower and immediately put the mysterious architectural site on my ...
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National Palace of Sintra

Sintra Palace
After arriving in Sintra via train from Lisbon, my first stop was a quick stop to the National Palace of Sintra. I had a lot ...
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The fairy tale castle: Pena National Palace

Pena Palace - Sintra Portugal
High on top of the town of Sintra is the fairy tale castle of Palacio Nacional da Pena (The Feather Palace). The UNESCO site is ...
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Walking the walls of the Moorish Palace

Moorish Castle in Sintra, Portugal
Traveling throughout Spain before Portugal, I had already been introduced to the Moorish structures of the 8th & 9th century. The Moors definitely specialized in ...
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Ginja tasting in historic Sintra Portugal

Ginja in Sintra Portugal
After a long day of visiting many of the sites in Sintra including a lot of hill climbing, I walked back downhill from the Moorish ...
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A daytrip to Sintra, Portugal

Top Sites in Sintra Portugal
As I was researching things to do in Lisbon, Portugal, the town of Sintra kept coming up as a must-see day-trip.  Sintra is just 15 ...
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