A selection of photos taken around Lisboa (Lisbon) in early April 2002. We stopped at Queluz to visit the palace (which however was closed), then drove to Sintra where we visited the Palacio Nacional and the Palacio da Pena. After we took the small road along the hills to the coast, stopping in Seteais, Monserrate and Colares before reaching the windy Cabo da Roca, Europe's westernmost point. On the way back we passed through Guincho and Cascais.
Palacio Nacional is somehow interesting. It's of Moorish origins and was enlarged in the 15th century. Palacio da Pena, built in the 19th century, looks a bit like a Disneyland palace. Of these three palaces, the Queluz one seems to be the most interesting one. It reminds me a bit of Versailles.
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