Update June 2017: We made it to Portugal! Sintra is everything that I imagined and much, much more. Click here for my guide to planning a day trip to Sintra from Lisbon.
Ahhhh Sintra, home to castles that once housed Portugal’s monarchs including the stunning red, purple and yellow Pena Palace, Quinta de Regaleira, the Moorish Castle and the Monserrate Palace (just to name a few). Its landscape and combination of Romantic, Gothic, Egyptian, Moorish and Renaissance architectural elements has led Sintra to be classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is only a hop and skip away from Lisbon and is a popular day trip destination for those visiting the Portugese riviera. I have yet to visit Portugal have been captivated by the many wanderlust-inducing photos on Instagram: here are just a few that have caught my attention!
A big thank you to the Instagrammers below who were kind enough to let me share their photos! I encourage you to take a look at the rest of their Instagram feeds for more beautiful pics.
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