September 15, 2013
Sintra has been a World Heritage Site since 1995 for its Moorish castle on top of the mountain, its Romantic era architechture, lovely hillside homes and the wonderful view. The area nearby has buildings from the 8th-9th century, as well as many from between the 15th and 19th centuries. It is less than an hour from Lisbon on a slow train.
The views are wonderful, as you will see in the photos at https://plus.google.com/photos/111993279450383941292/albums/5923931808631808017?authkey=CIjhkvGOgue87AE