We heard from a friend in Vienna that we should visit the town of Sintra. After reading about it, we found out there were some castles there and decided to go visit. We jumped on the train, and after only a couple of misdirections, we arrived in Sintra...
The palace's history started in the Middle Ages and in 1500s a monastery was built there. In the 18th century the monastery was severely damaged by lightning and then an earthquake that destroyed most of Lisbon. Prince Ferdinand rebuilt the monastery several years later into the present palace as a summer home for royalty.
Does this remind anyone else of a miniature golf course? Unfortunately, I forgot my putter at home.
After the tour we got some ice cream. Oliver decided that he needed to have some of mine, and wow did he enjoy it.
After he was done licking the wooden stick from the ice cream bar, Oliver decided to shove it in my mouth so I could enjoy one last taste of ice cream. Yum. What a sweet boy, he loves to share with his mom.