Take the morning to visit some of the historical palaces. Make an early start at the hauntingly beautiful ruins of the Moorish Castle, perched on the highest point of the Serra de Sintra, or explore the more recent Palacio da Pena, restored in the 19th century as a summer retreat for the royal family. A visit to the Palacio Nacional de Sintra – known colloquially as simply Palacio da Vila – is highly recommended too. Our afternoon project will draw inspiration from the rich heritage evidenced all around us – a Moorish inspired pewter piece. We’ll enjoy dinner together at one of the long established village restaurants.