We enjoyed our trip to the Quinta da Regaleira in the hilltop town of Sintra so much that we went back this week to visit another of the fairytale palaces. The Palacio da Pena is even more extravagant with turrets, watch towers and battlements of pink, yellow and purple. Some may find it gaudy but we loved the over the top feel and playful creativeness.
This photo was taken from the Cruz Alta on a hill within the extensive Pena Park. It’s worth the walk up there for this panoramic view of the palace and the Sintra countryside.