Portugal Is a Beautiful Country (Again)

August 26, 2015

Last year, I published a post about how amazing Portugal is. And now I’m posting about it again! I’m not trying to “sell” Portugal, I’m trying to show how beautiful it is, because it’s true!

As I did in the past summer, I’ve been visiting some places in my country. I visited Park and National Palace of Pena in Sintra, Vila Viçosa Palace, Redondo and Campo Maior in the last month.

Ducal Palace of Vila Viçosa
Ducal Palace of Vila Viçosa

Vila Viçosa and Redondo were the first two places I visited. Both in the same day. First Vila Viçosa Palace. Ducal Palace of Vila Viçosa aggregates a lot of history. It has more than 500 years! Read more if you want to.

Piano at Redondo
Piano at Redondo

There were a “festival” of flowers in which people decored the various streets (I think there were about 45 flowering streets) with paper flowers. It took place in Redondo.

But it wasn’t only with flowers. I found out a piano all made by hand, with paper. Piece by piece. Paper by paper. It’s incredible the amount of work to decorate all those roads.

The edge of the world
The edge of the world

At last, but not least, I’m going to talk a little bit about Pena National Palace and it’s Park. As you can see in the photo above, the very colored castle at the center is the Pena National Palace. It has a lot of history behind too.

That photo was taken in the higher place at Pena National Park, Cruz Alta. It is about 529 meters altitude and there we can have a sneak peak of the whole Sintra and everything ahead.

The beauty of the park is indescribable. You must see it. If you are portuguese, you must visit it for yourself. If you’re not portuguese, when you come to Portugal, visit it! I walked a lot of kilometers in that park and each millimeter worth it.

Portugal is an amazing country. It has a lot of history behind. Know some of the places I visited this month. From Sintra to Redondo.

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