Category Archives: Lisbon

Sintra – Near Lisbon

Another day trip from Lisbon is the town of Sintra.  I believe the whole town is a UNESCO World Heritage site. According to Wikipedia, Sintra National Palace is the best preserved medieval Royal Palace in Portugal.  The earliest surviving part … Continue reading

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Belem – Near Lisbon

A great side trip from Lisbon is the town of Belem, just down the river. The Monument to the Discoveries was built in 1960 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of Henry the Navigator.  Henry is at the … Continue reading

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