The plaintive pluck of the guitar and the wailng lament of the Fado accompany us through Lisbon. 28 minutes.
We travel by tram to visit the Monastery of Jeronimos and the Tower of Belem, the last sight the Portuguese navigators of the 16th century would see as the harbour disappeared behind them. We marvel at the treasures of the National Tile Musem. A day's outing takes us to Sintra to explore the fabulous hilltop castle, the Palácio Nacional da Pena.