Oops forgot to publish our last day in Portugal:) The tiles in this castle were so amazing and the decor is so different from anything I have seen in England that I wanted to share it with you!
Our last trip in Portugal was to visit the town of Sintra which is located about 45 minutes by train from Lisbon. It was a beautiful quaint village with several castles. We only had time to visit the National Palace and were able to see the amazing tile work inside.
When we first arrived to town we took a horse and carriage ride around the town.
We saw some teenagers performing songs and dancing on the street.
Amazing building sites
The main hall
another room in the palace
This room had no tile work but tapestries which is more common to see in the UK
My picture doesn't do this room justice. It was breathtaking to enter into this room. Gold painted ceiling contrasting with the traditional blue and white Portuguese tile work on the walls.
All the wall were covered with hunting scenes and the were quite detailed.
Tile work even went around the corners of the walls.
Another impressive and different site was the kitchen and the layout. There was a central spit but it was in the middle of the kitchen and directly above it was a massive chimney flume (see next picture)
I couldn't help but think being a kitchen helper would have been very dangerous, and since I am known for being clumsy, I wouldn't have made it very long if I had to work around a large fire in the middle of my kitchen floor !
I am linking this post to the Home school Field trip hop!