We were scheduled to visit Fatima today, but if you've been watching the news you know today is the 100 year anniversary of the apparition and millions of people are there. We changed our schedule and visited on Monday - without all the crowds.
The area along the coast is known as the "playground of kings". (And, from the looks of the photos below, it is the playground of our travelers too!) It is a resort area with charming towns. The first town we visited was Sintra. We walked to the top of the town on the cobblestone roads to see the beautiful views and the fairy-tale palaces from above. On the way down there were many quaint shops filled with their local goodies to purchase.
On the ride home you could see the excitement in the town of Lisbon since the National Football game was being held in Lisbon that evening. Lisbon and Porto were the teams and Lisbon won ! We heard the celebrations going on into the wee hours this morning.