While in Portugal, we were looking for things to explore and see. We came upon Sintra that was only a 25 minute ride from Cascais, where the boat was. When I heard that Sintra was a collection of colorful castles, I knew I wouldn’t see something like that everyday. I was really interested to see how they compared to the other castles we visited in Europe, and what made them so different. Grandma and Grandpa also came along with us but decided due to Grandma’s hurt leg to see castles from the outside. Mom, Ben, and I went to the Pena Palace, where we took a walk to the cross for a far away view. Then to the palace itself, and before leaving took a quick look at the duck ponds that Ben wanted to see.
We were about to leave when we heard of another castle not to far from where we were that sounded really cool. We hopped on a scooter to take us there, and had a fun ride along the stone roads connecting the castle. Then we got to Quinta De Regalia. Mom was very impressed with this castle, having of missed this one 4 years ago when she went to Sintra with Dad.