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Lisbon: attractions, sights and things you can’t miss

Romans described the ancestor of today’s Lisbon as Felicitas.Set on the bank of the Tagus River, Lisbon’s fine architecture, rich past and trendy present. Lisbon is a city of hills rising from the Baixa neighborhood, or lower town, beside the Tagus. It charmed visitors for more than a thousand years. The city’s elegant architecture, the legacy of a rich and…

Lisbon Day Trip: Exploring the Moorish Castle in Sintra

Maybe because it has more history than all of the Sintra sights combined , maybe because it has the most authentic feel to it , less crowds and the true bird’s eye view for everything including Atlantic Ocean if you are lucky , visiting Moorish Castle in Sintra was one of the highlights of my Portugal trip . There is…

Why You Should Visit Pena Palace In Sintra, Portugal

Why you should visit Pena Palace. The Sintra region had been a favorite of English travelers since the Crusades. Sintra seems to have it all : spectacular palaces and mansions, lush parks, Roman ruins and Europe’s westernmost shores with wild rocky cliffs, sandy beaches and natural pools. No wonder , that later , around 15 century , Philippa, daughter of…