Saturday, June 11, 2011


Hands down, one of my favourite places in Portugal is Sintra. Set in the lush hills outside of Lisbon, it is home to palaces, castles, steep, winding cobblestone streets, and one of Fred's favourite pasty shops; A Piriquita. We went up there at least three times during our trip. Here are some pics from the first visit.

At Cabo da Roca - the western most point of Europe

It was a wee bit windy

Don't worry, I was holding her tight

Silly girls

Cabo da Roca - the most western point on the European Continent

Poppa and his girl

Mattias trying some Portuguese cuisine... Caldo Verde (kale soup). He likes it!

Chasing pigeons

He REALLY likes it

Castle of the Moors (way up in the top of the picture) looking down on Sintra

Trying some unknown dessert at A Piriquita. For all my D-Moms, NO idea on the carb count!

Loving it

The streets of Sintra

Dancing and exploring

Sintra with the Castle of the Moors above

So pretty

Can you see why I love it?

Hanging with my boy

Rock star!

Love her!

My sweet girl


Tracy (The Crazy Pancreas) said...

Great pictures! Beautiful country!

I think my favorite pic in this set is the one of Fred with Elise, they are adorable together!

Heidi / D-Tales said...

Beautiful! I smiled through the whole post! :)

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shannon said...

oh man those were some INCREDIBLE pics. thanks so much for sharing them! love the smiles! and the views! :)

My Little Eye said...

YAY!!! So glad you found me, and ever gladder (haha...sounds like bladder) you hollered at my last night! I miss u, but I added you to my google reader so I can keep up with you are your gorgeous family!

Kim said...

Amazing place, and beautiful pics of the family. Looks like you all had a wonderful time.

I just have one nagging question...where were all the residents of Sintra? The streets looked empty.