Do you want to see the most romantic palace near Lisbon? Get lost in its gardens, smell roses and hide behind trees and grottoes? Then Sintra is the perfect place for you, and it is only 40 minutes train ride from Entrecampos train station in Lisbon.
The Regaleira residence and gardens are a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, being part of the landscape of Sintra along Pena Palace and Monserrate Palace. You can reach it by walking 10 minutes from the city center of Sintra. Entry is 4 euros for student, 6 for adults.
“There are 2 happy moments in one’s life”, he started. “Do you know which ones?”
“No”, I said humbly.
I was sitting there, waiting for his answer. He was talking, but my mind could not hear a word. How should I tell him that I need to leave? How should I tell him that I have big dreams and my place is not there? How can I leave with heads up? And my inside monolog began…
Someone said that we never know how to break up in time. That we always manage to transform everything that once brought us together into “dirty and painful memories.” (Octavian Paler) But how can we break up in time when we still love that someone? How can you let the other person go, knowing that you didn’t consume all the love you had for them? Feelings of confusion can easily invade your mind…