Undoubtedly a great way, spending it in two of the most important places to visit during your stay in Lisbon.
From “Medieval” Obidos to “Aristocratic” Sintra, not forgetting Cascais and Estoril …
|PLACE OF DEPARTURE||Hotel / Apartment, Lisbon|
|TIME OF DEPARTURE||9:00 AM|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 6:00 in the afternoon.|
With stories from the Celtiberians, in 1148, the first king, D. Afonso Henriques, took Obidos to the Arabs, Obidos belonged to the defensive pentagon (of the five castles), the center of the kingdom, still idealized by the Templars.
With the offer of Obidos as a wedding gift from D. Dinis to his wife D. Isabel, the Villa became belonged to the Casa das Rainhas, making most of the queens of Portugal, leaving great benefits.
Sintra seduces from a distance, still halfway, a suspended view in the skies shows us the magic of it, the Pena Palace, the “crown” of the Mountain of the Moon, only reached by a narrow and sinuous road, with its dense forest, here we finally reach this monument, built from a dream of the Portuguese king. D. Fernando II, blending tastes and styles, transforming a ruined convent into an unusual palace, a work of romanticism unique in the world, in its gardens, also reigns eclecticism with more than two thousand species coming from various continentes.
Obidos belonged to the defensive pentagon of the Five Castles, this by the hands of the Templars, later used as a wedding gift by the Portuguese King Dinis I, to his wife Queen Isabel, the village became part of the House of the Queens, most of the Portuguese queens in Portugal was financed here receiving Obidos taxes and leaving great benefits there too Quenn Catarina order the construction of the important aqueduct and its sources to be built, a mystical place that enchants young and old, by the beauty and fun that provides everyone.
Here we will discovery of one of themos famous and appreciated Portuguese liqueurs, the Obidos “ginja”, prepared?
Obidos Medieval Faire
Sintra Historical Center
Sintra a place with a great concentration of historical monuments and interesting tourist attractions, here we will find more than 10 national monuments, including opulent palaces, ancient ruins and decorative luxurious houses dispersed by the different hills of the region in very challenging pedestrian paths. Probably lunch will be here.
In days of agitated sea you can observe the waves crashing inside the rocks, a cave that combines its natural beauty with the rough sea, a very beautiful place, where you can enjoy a divine landscape and perhaps one of the best sunsets, being only overshadowed by infrequent suicides committed on its dangerous and unprotected cliff.
Close to Sintra mountain range, Cascais was during the nineteenth century, the chosen spot by the Portuguese royal family for holidays that eventually dragged the nobility, in the historic center, will find many shops and restaurants.