Portugal · 10 Days · 20 Moments · September 2017

The 40th Anniversary Holiday 2017


28 September 2017

Views from the hotel.
Down to Evora, then the Comporta peninsula and ferry over to Setúbal.

27 September 2017

The Pena and Moorish Castle.
A visit to Cascais and a second visit to Sintra to visit the Pena and Moorish Castle.

26 September 2017

Into Lisbon... and a ride to Alfama on the #28 tram.
Alfama is full of artists and creative graffiti.
Views of and from Quinta do Targums.

25 September 2017

After Sintra we drove out to Capo do Roca - the most westerly point on mainland Europe.
Monday - a trip to Sintra. This town is known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural monuments, which has resulted in its classification as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We hired a Cozy Coupe (actually a Renault Izy) for a tour of the town and its major attractions then had a good meal at the Cafe Paris.

24 September 2017

Sunday saw us taking the ferry across the Tagus from Porto Brandão to Belém. We spent the afternoon having another long lazy lunch then walking along the beautiful promenade and enjoying the sunset.
More images of Belém.
Then back to Quinta Tagos to relax and enjoy the sunset.

23 September 2017

We drove down the coast to visit Sesimbra. A bustling seaside town with lots of fish restaurants.
Then drove further on to visit Portinho. This is a very old village at the bottom of a steep road, just one car wide and controlled by traffic lights. It is obviously a favourite place for weekend lunches.

22 September 2017

After a drive down the Duora valley we picked up the A1 and drove to our home for the next week - Quinta do Tagus. A fantastic view of Lisbon from the terrace.
Day 2 involved a visit to the Graham’s Port Lodge above the Casa de Gaia on the southern side of the river. We walked over, then enjoyed the tour and tasting a few vintage ports. This was followed by an excellent lunch in Vinum. Overall a somewhat liquid four hours was spent here!
Day 1 in Porto was spent walking around the old town. We climbed the Clerigos Tower for a fantastic view across the whole City.
Historic old Porto is made up of cobbled streets, steep climbs up from the Douro River, and colourful buildings.

21 September 2017

Views of Porto’s rather splendid main railway station.

19 September 2017

We arrived at Lisbon then drove up to Porto.