Posts in category Sintra

An Afternoon at Monserrate Palace in Sintra

An Afternoon at Monserrate Palace in Sintra

“He who ascends to mountain-tops, shall find The loftiest peaks most wrapt in clouds and snow; He who surpasses or subdues mankind, Must look down on the hate of those below. Though high ABOVE the sun of glory glow, And far BENEATH the earth and ocean spread, ROUND him are icy rocks, and loudly blow […]

Sintra: Rivendell in Portugal

Sintra: Rivendell in Portugal

Since arriving in Lisbon I had heard its name dropped dozens of times with only high praise of its beauty and status as a UNESCO World Heritage site so I was determined to visit before the pleasant Portuguese autumn ran out. One weekend, a couple flatmates and I took the short train ride from Rossio […]

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