We did a trip to Lisbon for the day. As we were staying just outside Sintra we drove to the railway station Portela de Sintra, not Sintra railway station, where you can park all day for €1.50 and it is difficult to park at the other one. The journey into Lisbon took about 40 minutes and we wanted to visit the castle of Sao Jorge, which was on top of a hill not far from the station. There is a tram that you can take up to the castle, but there were so many people waiting to take it, they estimated 1 hour before you would get on a tram, so we walked it in about 20 minutes. It was well worth the walk as it is a magnificent Moorish castle overlooking the city and river Tagus and was built during the medieval period in Portugal. It was very hot and there was a queue to buy tickets but there was plenty of shade once you got in. The panoramic views over the city were very good.
Street Art on the way to the castle
This is why there were so many people at the castle
Didn't quite make it back home
Rua Augusta Arch
Santa Justa Lift
We enjoyed our visit very much and then went to the cathedral which was very nice and dates back to the 4th century. During its presence, it has been occupied by many different tribes and religions including Visigoths, Moors, and Christians and is now Roman Catholic. It is made up of a lot of different styles of building due to damage caused by earthquakes and has been a national monument since 1910.
After this, we took the train back to Sintra, having enjoyed the visit.