"Sintra-a MUST SEE if you're in Portugal" Sintra by adema29

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Touristic Spot for the rich people...

Starting with the 19th century when Pena Palace was “converted” into the summer residence for the King of Portugal Sintra starts to be an interesting spot for all the rich people in Portugal.
Of course all the royal court came there and start building beautiful palaces and residences.
As a tourist, I like the narrow streets and the small shops with “ajuleros”- painted ceramic tiles and, of course the painting studio I have found by chance on a small street above the city.
It is sad that, in our time, Portugal –once the richest country in Europe- have some problems in properly maintaining all the buildings in Sintra.

  • Last visit to Sintra: Apr 2012
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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