Cascais : Sintra - The Ancient Land of Castles and Palaces
Today we visited the mountain top castles that are a ‘seventh wonder of the world’ in Sintra, about 30 miles north of Cascais.
We carefully calculated the route and picked the local buses
that didn’t look like they had budding F1 drivers. We then selected the scenic
route via Cabo da Roca light house which is physically the most western point in
Built by the Muslims in the 9th century, it eeked history from it turrets and walls built on granite outcrops. We explored excitedly with no fear of any ‘health and safety culture’ here, climbing steps to turrets with death defying drops down one side. After falling into abandonment, King D Fernando the 2nd in the 19th century took lease of the castle and refurbished it.
We then walked up, and up, and up to the real life fairy
Finally we rounded of the perfect day with an Italian meal where they used home made pasta with Carl & T
Just some of the intricate stone work depicting Tritan, half man, half fish