Friday, May 16, 2008

More Photos of Sintra, Portugal (May 8, 2008)

Sintra´s Moorish castle was built by the Arabs during the 9th and 10th centuries; it fell to Afonso Henriques, the first King of Portugal, in 1147
Here I am on one of the castle's winding walls, overlooking the countryside and the distant sea
Another view of the old castle walls
The Pena National Palace, with its colorful facade, was rebuilt during the 19th century in the Romantic style; it sits on an adjacent hilltop to the Moorish castle
Sintra's camara municipal, or town hall
Flowers were in bloom all over Sintra

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