CLICK FOR FULLSCREEN GALLERY
Aasmund showing the way!
Eirik following with style...
what about style? Kjetil with his shorts has it all!
given map for us to enjoy this amazing place
the entrance to the Convent of Capuchos in Sintra
mixing mountain biking and Sintra's cultural heritage
thin line, high contrast from mundane life and Franciscan Monks way of living
the door of death, from where you seclude yourself...
the only one to fit inside the Convent of Capuchos, Eirik
stone table for 6 please. Vows of silence and some prayers for everyone...
narrow doorways to the monks cells, lined with cork to insulate from cold and humidity
some call it the Cork Convent becasue you will see it everywhere. WE learned a bit about it…
big boulders were no problem to these guys
the octagonal fountain in the Pátio do Tanque (Terrace of the Tank)
Nature trail where you could find several kinds of trees typical for the area
Nature here prevails and the Convent adapts to its existence
blending the way the Monks lived with Nature gave us a feeling of belonging to this place...
hidden away in the woods, this Convent of the Holy Cross was built in 1560
Convent of Capuchos, an humble but beatiful place to visit. A huge contrast from the romantic and luxurious National Palace of Pena that will make you reflect...
a labyrinth scaled down was challenging us not to get lost!
Francisco, the winemaker leading the way into the old cellar
wine aged inside oak barrels. Colares wine is some of the rarest in the world
Adega Regional de Colares, a winery just for us!
wine tasting is always an unique experience. Salty feeling for this two wines, a particularity for them because of Vine Yard soils and their proximity to the Atlantic Ocean...
only a handful of winemakers remain committed to producing wines from the unique Ramisco (red) and Malvasia de Colares (white) grapes
enjoying the famous wines from Colares. Francisco the Winemaker enlightened us with local history and valuable wine knowledge...