Random photo of the week

templo das colunasWelcome to 2014! How were your holidays? Fun? Boring?

Over here it’s back to blogging and to creating interesting posts for all of you. Oh, and thank you for another milestone: this blog now has more than 8.000 views. Yay!

Today I’m bringing the “Temple of Columns” which you can find in the Pena Park, in Sintra (Pena Park happens to be an old favourite of mine, so I’ll be coming back to it in future posts). The temple was built around 1840/1850 over what used to be a small chapel dedicated to St Anthony and from there you can see the Pena palace, one of the must-visit places in Sintra.

Here’s your trivia tidbit of the day: Although usually called St Anthony of Padua, because he died there, the fact is St Anthony was born in Lisbon with the name Fernando Martins de Bulhões.

Have a great day!

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9 comments

  1. ah yes the parks… the hidden treks… the spooky caves… brilliant stuff… you have to be there to appreciate it, I highly advocate it.

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