Final day in Sintra and after breakfast I checked out but left my luggage in my room and decided to go to to Quinta da Regaleira I had seen a sign so I knew It was close to town. I headed up the hill and then finally found it a bit further than
I thought and because of lack of sidewalk had to be very careful walking and on the watch for cars. I paid the admission and headed in I looked at some of the ground first walking around there was quite a lot of walking and climbing. I went inside the chapel it was really very small I even climbed up to the balcony for a view down hardly worth it. The chapel looked a better on the outside than the inside. I then headed into the mansion and I was totally disappointed it was pretty much full of nothing just empty rooms and some information of what was there once, I had expected to see furniture etc so it was disappointing. I started to feel very warm as I walked though and then sweating as I walked through the rooms I actually thought I might be coming down with something. I finally gave up and went outside and saw a little café where I treated myself to a “feast” to try and cool down. I then decided to walk through some of the grounds trying to follow the map which was confusing, I did see a woman fanning herself and she said it is too humid, so that was what was wrong with me since it was a cloudy area and not exceptionally warm I did not realize it. I decided I had enough climbing and decided time to head back into town and then back to my hotel. I got my suitcase the owner was kind enough to take it across the street to train station he even asked if I needed help with the ticket but I told him I had bought round-trip. I was heading back to Lisbon and I really hated to say goodbye to Sintra.
I arrived back in Lisbon and the hostel was right there at the train station. I checked in and got a tour the guys name was John and he was very friendly. I then headed out to look around a bit and search for something to eat after checking a few places I decided a buffet place was the way to go. The meal was decent, I had chicken and plenty of salads and I also had a sangria.
|Chapel Quinta da Regaleir|
|Inside wall mural|