|Check out the castle walls at Castelo Dos Mouros
– Moorish masons from the 9th century built the
bottom. Spanish masons were less artistic
when they built the top in 1375.
|The Moorish castle and Pena palace are so close,
it’s as if you woke up and were inside a fairy tale.
|Pena had to be an inspiration for
Disney – a 19th century romantic castle.
Painstaking restoration suprised the
Portuguese, who thought for years the palace
was grey, until it was cleaned and repainted
in the original colors.
|This fearsome newt guards the door,
and represents the start of the world,
with sea life and plant life.
|Look at the helmet over the archway!
You could just imagine the pageantry here.
|Incredible views from the terrace, looking out
to the Atlantic.