The view makes up for the steep stairs and fear inducing height. It's a great place to see a panoramic view of Sintra and to see the Pena National Palace from afar.
I almost forgot to write this post and now I remember why..I had a meltdown here. It was my last day in Portugal before flying back to Toronto. I was grumpy and tired after walking all day and then I arrived at the castle and saw more stairs and I lost my marbles. It's not always fun and amazing when you are on vacation. Some days, you are grumpy although you try very hard not to be. Don't get me wrong, I am always grateful for having the opportunity to travel but I am also human and I can't be happy everyday of the week or in this case for 3 weeks straight.
I had to take a few minutes to let it all go so I sat on a rock chair and took a break. See above photo. After 10 minutes, I felt a lot better and ready to tackle more steps.
The combination of moving around every day and sleeping in different hotel rooms has finally caught up to me that day. I was tired and I wanted to just sit still. I was also unhappy to be going home the next day so it was a low day for me. Thankfully, my bf was there to support me and encourage me to keep going that day.
Looking back now, it makes me laugh to remember this day.