Cadaval to Cascais via Mafra Sintra and Pena Palaces
RP 25. Pena Palace
Although this is only a short route, there are lots of sights to see along the way and I would suggest an early start.
The route starts from a very comfortable B&B in Cadaval and I have included a link below for this and the guest house at the end of this route.
Within 10 minutes of leaving you will enter the Serra de Montejunto National Park and climb to the summit at 666m. This is the highest natural viewpoint of the area and the views are amazing with lots of viewpoints for photo's.
You can visit the 13th century Chapel of Nossa Senhora das Neves (Our Lady of the Snows), and the ruins of the Royal Ice Factory, where in the 18th century the ice was collected in deep valleys, stored in tanks, and then taken to Lisbon to supply the Court and the cafés. The Chapel is now in ruins, but it provides a good insight into the way of life of the Dominican Friars in medieval convent life.
You will have a great view of ancient and modern windmills just after RP 5 as you leave the high ground and travel through delightful rural countryside as you make your way to a lunch stop at the city of Mafra.
There are many restaurants to choose lunch from while sitting opposite and admiring the Palácio Nacional de Mafra a world heritage site.
Wild-spending King Dom João V poured pots of Brazilian gold into this baroque palace, covering a mind-boggling 4 sq km and comprising a monastery and basilica. Begun in 1717 and finished by 1746 and built to honour the birth of King Dom João V's first child. But the king's reign coincided with Portuguese holdings in Brazil producing vast mineral wealth (gold), and this bonanza changed everything. The simple monastery became a lavish palace, with hundreds of monks in residence to care for the royal souls!
Two more palaces to visit after lunch, the first being Sintra Palace. The Palacio Nacional Sintra is the best-preserved medieval royal palace in Portugal and was a favourite with the Portuguese nobility. The minimalist Gothic exterior of the palace hides a wonder of decorative state rooms and the national palace is a highly recommended attraction while visiting Sintra. The palace’s long history has been intertwined with the fortunes of Portugal’s ruling nobility, who resided here from the early 15th through to the late 19th century making it Portugal’s most lived in royal palace. The Palacio Nacional de Sintra is situated right in the heart of Sintra and this lead the palace to be commonly referred to as the Palacio da Vila, the Town Palace. The most notable exterior feature are the two massive chimneys, which protrude from the kitchens which have become the icon of Sintra.
Pena Palace is next, the Palácio da Pena is one of the world’s most magnificent palaces, and this is why millions of tourists flock to Sintra each year. With the Pena Palace now being one of the most reconnaissable tourist attractions of Portugal, expect it to be incredibly busy during your visit, especially in the peak season. Parking for motorcycles nearby.
The route travels past each of these palaces and you can decide to turn off to visit them.
Onto the coast next and mainland Europe's most westerly point at Cabo da Roca. Around 150 metres above the sea, here you can have a panoramic view over the Serra de Sintra and the coast, which makes it worth the visit.
The route follows the coast now to the fishing village of Cascais and the Petunia Guest House which is just a few minutes walk from the beach and really good seafood restaurants.

I have awarded this route with 4 stars **** The roads are good (some are cobbled) the scenery is very good and the attractions are excellant.
RP 19. Palace de Mafra.
RP 29. Cabo da Roca.
Useful links:
Terra Luso B&B
Petunia Guesthouse

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