After a lovely morning we took a stroll around Sintra. As its notably cooler than scorching hot Lisbon in August, we wanted to make the most of the cooler climate.
The colourful and romantic style of the Palácio da Pena has filtered down throughout the town, with picturesque and fairy tale vibe architecture everywhere. It's a relatively small town, you could probably see it in a day. But I believe Sintra was made to be enjoyed at leisure...
It may be a pretty and quaint town but there are no shortage of pastel hued manors set into the rolling hills. After all 18th-century Portuguese royals swanned around this dreamy town once upon a time.
The town centre with its traditional shops and cafes, all centre around the Gothic styled National Palace with it’s two distinctive chimneys
The cobbled streets, climbing bougainvillea and resident artists selling there work only add to the quaint and pretty vibe.
Once our feet could take no more, we drove out along the prettiest road to Cape Roca for a change of scenery. The most western point in Europe, the views are incredible.
The sea looks like sheets of silver shimmering in the wind, competently un obscured.
All of a sudden the temperate dropped even more, and instead of feeling like a hot august day it felt more like a blustery autumn morning. Having been so hot the whole trip, this was actually to our delight, and in some way made the whole thing feel even more romantic.
The perfect view to end the day in the most romantic town in Portugal...
A Travel, Beauty and Lifestyle blog with the occasional afternoon tea by Angelina Belle
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