I spent a lot of time walking through the historic streets of Lisbon. It is a very clean and picturesque city. many streets and walkways are comprised of white tile.


  • Jeronimos Monastery
  • Day trips to Sintra and Cascais
  • Walks beside the Tagus River which runs through the center of Lisbon
  • Our stay in the mountains along the Doro River in a lovely hotel.

Pena Palace, Sintra

Located in the Sintra hills, the Park and Palace of Pena are the fruit of King Ferdinand II’s creative genius and the greatest expression of 19th-century romanticism in Portugal, denoting clear influences from the Manueline and Moorish styles of architecture. The palace was built in such a way as to be visible from any point in the park, which consists of a forest and luxuriant gardens with over five hundred different species of trees originating from the four corners of the earth.