The Palace in Sintra

Pena Palace is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Portugal. It’s certainly the biggest outside of Lisbon, with good reason. It’s a monumental “castle” on top of a hill in Sintra, it was originally the summer residence of a king of Portugal. During my visit, which included a harrowing trip up the hill through tight switchbacks and narrow roads in a full-size bus, there were quite a few visitors even on a cool day in early May. Because of all the visitors and a lack of a drone or helicopter (hah), it was hard to take big scenic pictures. Instead, I focused on a somewhat color-warped display of pieces of the Palace. Here’s a slideshow.