On the advice of my host mom, I took a break from Lisbon and journeyed an hour away to the mountain town of Sintra.
There was so much to see, but I was told that above all else, I had to make time for Pena Palace.
I’ve seen a lot of castles/palaces over the summer, but this was the most delightful one I’ve ever set foot into. I was pretty awestruck.
I felt that I had gotten a bang for my buck right away–there were breathtaking sights before I even even got inside the palace. Take the wall walk, for example. It feels as if you can see all of Portugal below.
I had thought I had reached my capacity for gawking at beautiful things, but I was proved wrong when I walked back through town.