terça-feira, 11 de setembro de 2007

Sintra and Lisbon for foreigners!

Return to the 19th century and travel by carriage through the gardens of Monserrate, where exotic plants cohabit with the local flora, thus constituting an important botanical museum.
Looking like a real opera stage, the Regaleira estate is a magical and sacred place that you have to get to know. Climb to the Pena Palace, situated on one of the summits of the Sintra mountain, and there you can feel like a real nobleman.
Walking through the Sintra mountain allows you to experience nature again in a unique setting of serenity and beauty, in which the density of the greens of the trees makes it the ideal place for those who intend living moments of true romance.
At teatime, enjoy the wonderful pastries of 'Piriquita'.
Sleep well at Lawrence’s Hotel - the oldest hotel on the Iberian Peninsula - which was a source of inspiration for writers and poets like Lord Byron and Eça de Queiroz. It was recently restored and became one of the best hotels of charm in the world.
The following day, go to Cabo da Roca - Continental Europe’s most westerly point - let yourself be rocked by the music of the waves hitting the cliffs and have lunch at one of the romantic restaurants by the sea; try the famous Colares wine with your lunch.

(Author: visitportugal.com)