Portugal – 191003 Sintra


After our long travels from Seattle to Sintra, we slept in until 9:30AM.

  • The slow start , began with breakfast crepes at the ice cream & crepe shop below the apartment.
  • Booked dinner reservation online
  • Walked to Palacio Nacional & toured it
  • Walked around Sintra old town’s small streets
  • Took Uber back to apartment for € 2.90
  • Dinner was at Sabores Do Mercado
    • All tables were reserved so it was good Marty made reservations
    • My Black pork cheeks that were tender & tasty
    • Marty had cod, house preparation, was also excellent
    • We drank red and white local wines. The red was not tanic but went well with my meal.
    • Marty drank “vinho verde”, a white, that was tasty and went great with the cod.
    • Desert was house specialty flan with a flavorful sauce.


▲National Palace (Palácio Nacional) (Rick Steves)

While the palace dates back to Moorish times, most of what you’ll see is from the 15th-century reign of King João I, with later Manueline architectural ornamentation from the 16th century. This oldest surviving royal palace in Portugal is still used for official receptions. Having housed royalty for 500 years (until 1910), it’s fragrant with history.

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