2710 Sintra, Portugal
Ambling up old streets in Sintra
Tours out of Lisbon offer a one-day coastal drive by bus, stopping in the hilly historical town of Sintra and Caiscais. If you’re in Lisbon for more than one day, take the time to explore Sintra for a bit longer. Sintra is worth a stop just for a slow amble up it’s softened cobble streets. A photographer’s paradise—the original tile and shadowed alleys are stunning in the late afternoon light. Nestled up the hillside, beyond the kitsch shops lining the main street, is an amazing find; a tile painter’s workshop. Stop and flick through his tiles sitting outside his studio, priced irresistibly well. Inside you’ll discover his workshop of stunning craftsmanship covering every wall. You’ll want to buy a tile for every person you know, so come prepared with weight to spare in your suitcase.