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Location: Faro

Day 1 - 26 Sep 2019

Faro

Faro, Faro
Faro, Faro
Faro, Faro

Content: I arrived in Faro in the late morning. First I took a walk around the city centre to admire the pretty buildings covered in tiles. It’s also possible to go to the beach.

Capela dos Ossos

Faro, Capela dos Ossos
Faro, Capela dos Ossos
Faro, Capela dos Ossos
Faro, Capela dos Ossos

Content: My reason to visit Faro was this little chapel covered in human bones, located at the back of the church of Nossa Senhora do Carmo.

Tilia Hostel

Faro, Tilia Hostel

Content: I stayed for one night at Tilia Hostel, a very cozy hostel with a terrace and close to the centre.

Location: Faro

Day 2 - 27 Sep 2019

Tilia Hostel

Faro, Tilia Hostel

Content: I checked out of the hostel and took a bus to the city of Évora, which took about 3 hours.

Location: Evora

Day 2 - 27 Sep 2019

Evora

Evora, Evora
Evora, Evora
Evora, Evora
Evora, Evora

Content: The first thing I did in Évora was to take a walk in the little streets of the city centre.

Location: Évora

Day 2 - 27 Sep 2019

Chapel of Bones (Évora)

Évora, Chapel of Bones (Évora)
Évora, Chapel of Bones (Évora)
Évora, Chapel of Bones (Évora)
Évora, Chapel of Bones (Évora)

Content: My main reason to go to Évora was to see another chapel covered in human bones. The Bone Chapel in Évora is even more impressive and creepier than the one in Faro.

Hostel Raymundo

Évora, Hostel Raymundo

Content: In Évora I stayed for one night at Hostel Raymundo in the city centre.

Location: Évora

Day 3 - 28 Sep 2019

Hostel Raymundo

Évora, Hostel Raymundo

Content: In the morning I checked out of the hostel and went to Lisbon by bus, which took about 2 hours.

Location: Lisbon

Day 3 - 28 Sep 2019

Lisbon

Lisbon, Lisbon
Lisbon, Lisbon
Lisbon, Lisbon
Lisbon, Lisbon

Content: As soon as I arrived in Lisbon I took a walk in the city centre to admire the pretty streets and colourful architecture.

Location: Lisboa

Day 3 - 28 Sep 2019

Carmo Convent

Lisboa, Carmo Convent
Lisboa, Carmo Convent
Lisboa, Carmo Convent

Content: I visited the Convento do Carmo, the ruins of a convent that was destroyed by an earthquake. Located in the centre of Lisbon, it also includes a small archaeological museum.

Miradouro de Santa Luzia

Lisboa, Miradouro de Santa Luzia

Content: I ended the day at Miradouro de Santa Luzia, one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Lisbon.

Rodamon Lisboa

Lisboa, Rodamon Lisboa

Content: I stayed at Rodamon Lisboa, a beautifully decorated and cozy hostel in the centre of Lisbon.

Location: Lisboa

Day 4 - 29 Sep 2019

Rodamon Lisboa

Lisboa, Rodamon Lisboa

Content: I had breakfast at the hostel.

Museu Nacional do Azulejo

Lisboa, Museu Nacional do Azulejo
Lisboa, Museu Nacional do Azulejo
Lisboa, Museu Nacional do Azulejo

Content: On my second day in Lisbon I visited the Museu Nacional do Azulejo (National Museum of Tiles). Tiles are Portugal’s most famous type of decorative art, and this museum shows all kind of tiles in a beautiful setting.

Location: Lisbon

Day 4 - 29 Sep 2019

São Vicente de Fora

Lisbon, São Vicente de Fora
Lisbon, São Vicente de Fora
Lisbon, São Vicente de Fora
Lisbon, São Vicente de Fora

Content: Later I walked to the Mosteiro de São Vicente de Fora, a dreamy convent covered in blue azulejos everywhere, and with a stunning view of the city from the terrace.

Location: Lisboa

Day 5 - 30 Sep 2019

Rodamon Lisboa

Lisboa, Rodamon Lisboa

Content: I checked out of the hostel and when to Sintra by train, which took about 30 minutes.

Location: Sintra

Day 5 - 30 Sep 2019

Palácio da Pena

Sintra, Palácio da Pena
Sintra, Palácio da Pena
Sintra, Palácio da Pena
Sintra, Palácio da Pena

Content: Sintra is truly a fairytale dream. Most tourists only come to Sintra for a day trip from Lisbon, but I recommend staying at least a few days, as it has a lot to offer. On the first day I visited the Pena Palace, the colourful and most famous castle in Sintra.

Park and National Palace of Pena

Sintra, Park and National Palace of Pena
Sintra, Park and National Palace of Pena

Content: After visiting the castle I went hiking in the surrounding national park before walking down to my hostel.

Nice Way Sintra Palace

Sintra, Nice Way Sintra Palace

Content: I stayed at Nice Way Sintra Hostel, a very cozy and quaint hostel with a garden.

Location: Sintra

Day 6 - 1 Oct 2019

Nice Way Sintra Palace

Sintra, Nice Way Sintra Palace

Content: I had breakfast at the hostel.

Quinta da Regaleira

Sintra, Quinta da Regaleira
Sintra, Quinta da Regaleira
Sintra, Quinta da Regaleira

Content: On the second day in Sintra I visited the Quinta da Regaleira, an enchanting mansion with a garden filled with grottoes, fountains and hidden passages.

Castelo dos Mouros

Sintra, Castelo dos Mouros
Sintra, Castelo dos Mouros
Sintra, Castelo dos Mouros

Content: In the afternoon I hiked to the Castelo dos Mouros, a ruined castle with spectacular and vertiginous views all around.

Location: Sintra

Day 7 - 2 Oct 2019

Nice Way Sintra Palace

Sintra, Nice Way Sintra Palace

Content: In the morning I had breakfast at the hostel.

Location: Colares

Day 7 - 2 Oct 2019

Convent of the Capuchos

Colares, Convent of the Capuchos
Colares, Convent of the Capuchos
Colares, Convent of the Capuchos

Content: On the last day in Sintra I walked all the way to the Convento dos Capuchos, a hidden monastery that looks like a village for hobbits. It is located about 5 km from Sintra. It was a long but beautiful walk through nature to get there and back.

Location: Sintra

Day 7 - 2 Oct 2019

Nice Way Sintra Palace

Sintra, Nice Way Sintra Palace

Content: I spent one last night at the hostel, and the next day I went by train and bus to Lisbon airport to fly back home.