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Monserrate Palace, Sintra Dec 2019

A less visited but still beautiful palace in Sintra is the Monserrate Palace.  This palace surrounded by beautiful gardens is a blend of Arabic, Gothic,

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Pena Palace, Sintra Dec 2019

Sintra in Portugal became one of the first places to exemplify a new architectural style during the period of Romanticism in the 18th and 19th

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Quinta de Regaleira Dec 2019

Happy 2020 everyone!  The first post of the year will be on one of my favorite places in Portugal 😃 Not far from Sintra Village

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National Palace of Sintra Dec 2019

Bright and early today, I head out to Sintra on the Portuguese Riviera about half an hour west of Lisbon.  Sintra is the epitome of

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Belem, Lisbon Dec 2019

To the west of central Lisbon is Belem, home to the rich seafaring Portuguese heritage.  This is where the great voyageurs of the 15th century

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Lisbon Dec 2019

It must have been a good 20 years since I was last in Lisbon.  To be honest, I didn’t think much of it back then

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