📍Peniche: Last stop was this seaside municipality, known for its seafood, its fish port, and is the jump off point to get to Berlenga Island (Check previous post!)
📍Berlenga Island: Definitely the highlight of my route, this island had everything I wanted - trails for trekking, a lovely beach with fine sand and cold water just enough to swim, a relaxing environment with many seagulls and few people, and of course beautiful views of the island and the water's hues of blue! What else can I say?
📍Batalha: More stops from last weekend's trip would include the Mosteiro da Batalha! I liked the place way more than I expected because there was so much detail in the architecture, and I just love the little things - they make everything amazing. There's also a part of the structure that remains unfinished, and it's (literally) open!
📍Nazaré: Next stop was another seaside municipality known for its waves! At the North Beach (4th photo), the waves are strong and can go extremely high especially on winter. On the contrary, you have the South Beach (3rd photo), which is very calm and chill.
📍Óbidos: Another stop is this quaint little village, a walled town with its medieval castle (and ginja licor!)
📍Ericeira: Third stop was this seaside town, known to be one of the many surfing spots in the coasts of Portugal. A nice walk could start off from the chapel at Praia de São Sebastião (2nd photo), and end at Praia do Matadouro (3rd video) where I personally opted to sit and chill by the beach!
📍Mafra: Another palace in my route is the Palace of Mafra, which is so huge that you can't miss it! My top 3 favorite areas were the basilica (3rd photo), the library (4th photo), and the room with antlers collection (5th & 6th photos.)
📍Queluz: First stop of my first summer route is The National Palace and Gardens of Queluz. It's part of Parques de Sintra, but isn't exactly in the town of Sintra, so I haven't visited in previous trips, but got the chance to do so now!
A hidden gem 💎