"If you are in Portugal and you..." Portugal Favorite Tip by Cactus64

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Favorite thing: If you are in Portugal and you have only a day or two, you absolutely must go to Sintra. This former seat of the Portugese monarchy has everything from mysterious Moorish ruins and Masonic initiation sites to vainglory construction (Pena Palace, Monserrate, etc.). Sintra is very picturesque and tourist friendly. However, the best part of our stay in Sintra was our accomodations. The Quinta das Seqouias, located just past the Palace de Setais, is a private, B&B style estate with the most gorgeous views and intimate gardens/pool.

Fondest memory: I was surprised at how lush the vegetation is in the Sintra area. Even in late March, the flowers were blooming and we saw some rare and exotic plant life never seen in Northern Europe. The vistas, from just about everywhere were spectacular.

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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