Sintra's romantic places and Estoril coast

Unforgettable tour through the luxuriant and forever green moutain of Sintra (world heritage site), passing by Queluz where it is possible to visit the beautiful baroque national palace and its gardens (closed tuesdays). 

Spend time in the village of Sintra to fully appreciate the historical center and its royal Palace. Continue next to Cabo da Roca, the western most point on the Europe continent, and the beaches around Guincho.

Return along the coast and pass by Cascais, with its typical fishing harbor set in a little bay, and Estoril with its Casino and gardens.

 


Lisbon, the soul of Portugal


Visit the beautiful city of Lisbon and pass by Jerónimos (St. Jerome's) monastry, the tower of Bélem, the monument to Henrique the Navigator and the Discoveries.

Pass also by the Praça do Comércio, the old Alfama Quarter, Baixa (downtown), Rossio Square, Restauradores, Avenida da Liberdade and Marquês de Pombal Square.

 

Fátima, land of monasteries, Fishing villages and walled towns.

Visit the sanctuary of Fátima and the small chapel built over the site where Our Lady appeared. Next, and as remembrance of the Battle of Aljubarrota, visit the gothic styled monastry of St. Mary of Vitória in Batalha.

Follow onwards to the to the lans of Alcobaça, with its 12th century Monastry, the final resting place of king Pedro and Inês de Castro. The next stop will be at the colorful and typical fishing village of Nazaré.

Finally and before returning, stop by Óbidos, a beautiful and charming medieval walled town.

 


Porto


Sitted on Douro river margins, Oporto is one of the oldest towns in Europe. Since the middle ages, Oporto grows from the north inner margin of Douro river to the Atlantic. Some of the most significant aspects about Oporto are the mixed architecture from the Old Cathedral to the the ultra modern buildings, allways with the taste os the famous Oporto wine. Thue to is historic relevance, the city became a Unesco heritage since 1996.




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