Our Trip to Sintra

So I’m a bit behind on my posts, not that it matters. I wanted to write some about our trip to Sintra, if only for Junior and me to look back on it later. We actually took this trip over a week ago, the day after we went to Caiscais. I was a bit worried about having two busy days in a row but rain was in the forecast and I wanted to take advantage of the nice weather.

Portugal’s transportation system is steps above what we have at home. And their train stations are amazing.

Train station in Lisbon

Train station in Lisbon

We took the train to Sintra where we took a tour of the Castle of the Moors and Pena Castle. I am so glad we did the trip when we did as I would not have wanted to climb the steps in the rain. Junior was amazing and did all the steps, though I did have to carry him back to the bus. As the Castle of the Moors was built by Muslims in the 8th and 9th centuries, it was a chance to introduce Junior to the basics of the Muslim faith.

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We walked up both sides of the castle and our legs definitely felt it!

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View of Pena Castle from Moorish Castle

We next went to the Pena Castle which was quite beautiful from the outside. We took a tour of the inside as well.

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View of Moorish Castle from Pena

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I had the honor of carrying Junior to and from the castle, and it’s not flat to say the least. But I decided that, on this trip, if there was something I really wanted to do, I was willing to carry Junior if that’s what it took

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We found a wonderful place for dinner, a recommendation from our Airbnb host. Junior liked it so much we went back two nights in a row. Okay, so I thought it was pretty good too.

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One comment

  1. Kate Feibusch · November 1, 2015

    Hi Sussi,
    Your pictures give me that travel itch!!! I showed them to my girls, and they were impressed w the castles. I’m glad you’re taking care of yourself. I’ll bet valuable lessons are being learned for both of you….

    Abrazos,
    Kate

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