For five days this Summer, the enchanted village of Sintra, just north of Lisbon, becomes a vibrant desert oasis complete with middle eastern dancing, music, tastes and products. It’s Arabian Days, 13-17 August in the Largo São Pedro de Penaferrim.
The Chalet was originally built between 1864 and 1869 by King Ferdinand II for his second wife, Elise Hensler, Countess d'Edla. It is modeled on Alpine chalets popular at the time, and it sits in the large Pena Park facing the grand Pena Palace. It was intended as a private recreational house for the Countess.
180 athletes from 14 nations on 5 continents will soon descend on Praia Grande north of Lisbon. It’s Sintra Portugal Pro time again. From the 22nd to 28th of August, top boarding athletes will vie for worlf tour points, a grand slam title and $35,000 in prize money.
The magical village of Sintra, just outside Lisbon, is known for being the playground of Portuguese royalty, a Moorish fortress and a World Heritage site. It is also the location of an impressive collection of modern and contemporary art found the Sintra Museum of Modern Art.
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