Portugal Visual Diary – Sintra

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you probably know I just got back from a wonderful weekend trip to Portugal where I was invited by The Oitavos Hotel. I spent three days there exploring the surrounding area and sampling the many delights the hotel has to offer. As usual though, before I give you more information about my experience at the hotel, I wanted to share with you some snaps taken during my stay.
Sure enough, I had to start with photos from Sintra, once described by Byron as “the most beautiful village in the world” and “Eden on Earth“. The town, founded in the 11th century lies under the watchful eye of The Castle of the Moors which was built around the 9th century. The architecture there is extremely varied, from Moorish fancies to baroque masterpieces, including of course some traditional Portuguese houses covered in colourful azuleijos

Eat: Restaurante da Adraga
R. da Praia da Adraga, 51

Have a break: Quinta da Regaleira café
R. Barbosa du Bocage, 5

The road to Sintra from The Oitavos, one of the most scenic routes I’ve ever driven on
Praia Da Adraga
There were old firetrucks in front of the National Palace. Of course we sat in every single one.
Side view of the National Palace.

Byron reincarnated as a pigeon, still hanging around Sintra?

Cobbled streets and millions of stairways.

Quinta Da Regaleira
Mademoiselle Robot was a guest of The Oitavos