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  • Day trips: Sintra, Cascais, Estoril, Obidos...
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    Straight out of the Medieval Era
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    Palacio National de Queluz

    by andrea.d Written Jul 30, 2005

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    Palacio National de Queluz

    Favorite thing: National Palace in Queluz is another place I’d recommend to visit, it’s a charming 18th century palace with a beautiful garden.
    Entrance is 4 euros; palace is open 10am-17pm, closed on Tuesdays.

    How to get to Queluz: By train Linea Sitra/Sintra Line, stop Queluz. After leaving the train just follow the street signs to the palace.

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    Estoril

    by Sarita76 Written Sep 9, 2003

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    Estoril - The casino

    Favorite thing: Unfortunately, I don't have much to say about Estoril as I went there during a kind of mini-tour with my favourite portuguese guides, Ricardo & Paula, on their "Mercedes". :) We just had a quick look at the town and the entrance of the casino (the largest in Europe), but had no time to get in and play... ;) I know you don't believe it!!! I don't as well :)

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    Sintra

    by andrea.d Written Jul 30, 2005

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    Palatio da Pena

    Favorite thing: In my opinion Palacio National da Pena is the most beautiful and romantic palace I’ve ever seen. If you’re going to Sintra, take some time and visit it.
    Entrance is 6 euros, palace is open every day from 10am till 5.30pm (last entrance is at 5pm). It is closed on Wednesdays, Jan. 1, May 1 and Dec, 25.
    How to get to Sintra: By train Linea Sintra/Sintra Line

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    Cascais.

    by Maurizioago Updated Dec 23, 2012

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    Favorite thing: Cascais is a small town on the Atlantic coast, located some 30 km west of Lisbon. Once it was a fishing village. Today it is a famous tourist resort.

    One of the attractions of Cascais is the Palace of Castro Guimaraes.

    The Igreja Matriz (the main church) has some paintings by Josefa de Obidos. Unfortunately I couldn't see them, because the church was closed when I visited Cascais..

    If you happen to find the church and the palace closed you could rest on one of the beaches of the town, have a good lunch at a restaurant and do some shopping. There are lots of shops in Cascais!

    You can go to Cascais from Lisbon in about half an hour by train; from Cais do Sodrè train station.

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    Serra de Sintra

    by andrea.d Written Jul 30, 2005

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    Serra de Sintra

    Favorite thing: An astonishing cultural landscape emerges between the woods of Serra de Sintra and the Atlantic Ocean. Castle, the Pena National Palace, the Quinta da Regaleira and the Capuchos Convent are unique architectonic constructions, surrounded by luxurious vegetation and superb view. The whole environment is classified as World Heritage by UNESCO.

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    Care for some french tea?

    by ginguba Written May 27, 2003

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    Favorite thing: When is Cascais (i've told you about it before :)) ) i'll give you a tip for where to have some delicious snack (like a wondefull-makes-me-fat chocolat cake). The "Mise en scýne" tea house it's on a lovely typical small house in that area of Cascais, with gorgeous decoration (you can buy there something to your own home-sweet-home) and a small splanade. It's run buy some french but all about it very multi-cultural, for exemple in the food. I speacially love the mint tea. Maroccan style.

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    Day trip to Obidos

    by fairy_dust Written Aug 24, 2006

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    Favorite thing: If you're looking for a nice day trip, Obidos is a good place to go. It's a small town surrounded by a Medieval castle wall, with narrow cobblestone streets, and filled with cute little shops and restaurants.

    Fondest memory: I enjoyed shopping and climbing up into the castle walls.

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    TORRE DE BELEM

    by LysDor Updated Mar 9, 2005

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    Favorite thing: It is a must-see, even if it is probably the most photographed monument in Portugal. This tower used to locate out in mid-stream of river Tagus when Vasco da Gama left to India and other sailors of the Age of Discoveries left to other destinations to be explored.

    Belém is linked to Portugal's Golden Age of Discoveries as the site where the famous navigators set sail to discover the world. Today it is a spacious green suburb with many gardens, parks and monuments that are well worth a visit. Amongst Belém's attractions are the Jerónimos Monastery, the Monument to the Discoveries, the Torre de Belém, the Belém Cultural Centre and Rua Vieira Portuense.

    Originally it served as a fortress. Nowadays local people seem to gather here around the park during the summer weekends. Wishing I had some sparkling in my backbag...

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    Setúbal

    by b1bob Written Jan 22, 2003

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    Set��bal

    Fondest memory: On the morning of 7 July, I felt kind of funny as though I was coming down with a cold. That couldn't be because it was in the summer. Jose and I took a ride clear to Setubal area. I would have gone into the water if I felt better. Because the water on the Atlantic side of the Iberian peninsula is so much colder than what I'm used to. I got worse throughout the day and I took a nap during the day so I could be in shape to attend a festival for Alhos Vedros.

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  • Visit two nice little towns...

    by maxovna Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Visit two nice little towns situated very close to Lisbon - Cascais and Sintra. And of course - Cabo da Roca - the most western point of continental Europe.

    Welcome to my Portugal page, where I wrote the information of my visit to those wonderful places.

    Fondest memory: My memories of Lisbon are very warm. The only thing that spoilt the excitement a bit was unbearable heat, so I could hardly move. I remember sitting on the grass in front of Jeronimos Monastery watching its facade, and from time to time beautifully coloured trams passed by. At last we took one of them to take us to the port, where our cruise liner was waiting for us.

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    It might be kind of an off...

    by ginguba Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: It might be kind of an off beaten path thing, or might be a bit more acessible now they re-opened this fantastic place - Convento dos capuchos, in Sintra. I won't go on about it for lines and lines,but it's a magical place (i might put online a paper work i once did about it) It has been closed for quite a while for restore, cause due to negligence and vandalism it was in a deprolable state. But we always managed to climb up from somewhere and enter cause restored or not it's very mistic! It was built in 1560 for the St. Francis of Assis followers, true religious eremites.
    Access: road to Pena Palace, at the fork to the palace turn right, and right again on the next chance 4 km ahead. 150m. more there it lays!

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    TORRE DE BELÉMis a must-see,...

    by Lys-Noir Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: TORRE DE BELÉM
    is a must-see, even if it is probably the most photographed monument in Portugal. This tower used to locate out in mid-stream of river Tagus when Vasco da Gama left to India and other sailors of the Age of Discoveries left to other destinations to be explored...

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    MOSTEIRO DOS...

    by Lys-Noir Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: MOSTEIRO DOS JERÓNIMOS

    Because of Vasco da Gama´s return, the monastery - Mosteiro dos Jerónimos - was orderded to be build by Dom Manuel I. The former chapel and the monastery used to be places where sailors kept their vigil before departing. The architecture is famous of it´s Manueline decoration and religious and secural carvings.

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    ... Inside you will find a...

    by Lys-Noir Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: ... Inside you will find a spacious church with mystic quality of light. There are also stonetombs of Vasco da Gama and Luís de Camões.

    Peaceful and cool place just to sit a while. These kind of places makes me so peacefull and silent.

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    Take time for visit the...

    by mulivieri Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Take time for visit the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos (Jeronimos Monastery), it's a church in Manuelino style. I like it very much in particular the cloister. It's one of the UNESCO World Heritege sites.

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