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Quinta da Regaleira: Sintra’s Underrated Palace

Quinta da Regaleira, an eclectic, almost spooky palace in Sintra, Portugal, was nothing short of amazing. most visitors to Sintra, however, will probably end up passing it over for the more popular palaces. If we weren’t staying within walking distance from it at the historic, luxurious Hotel Tivoli Palácio de Seteais then we probably would have […]

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Slideshow: Seville’s Spectacular Plaza de Espana

— Plaza de Espana (pictured above, and in the slideshow) turned out to be my favorite sight in Seville. It was the Alcazar that earned Seville the second spot on my Lisbon-Seville-Sintra itinerary (sorry Porto — next time). I had always heard about how amazing the Alcazar was, and don’t worry, it didn’t disappoint. But I […]

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Slideshow: The Tiles of Lisbon

In an era of sameness and globalization, it’s amazing how a capital city like Lisbon has retained a truly unique feel. It’s just so well-preserved, and this beauty is definitely worth preserving. There’s so much to love about Lisbon’s looks — red roofs, cobblestone sidewalks, sea views — but my favorite thing is clearly the colorful […]

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