The Palace GroundsMay 21 in Portugal
After lunch on the terrace, we walked through some of the 200+ acre park surrounding the palace and went up to the highest point, 1700 ft above sea level, where a cross stands. We walked through trees, ivy vines, flowers, azaleas, camellias, ferns, and more. There were also some “lakes” with “duck houses” shaped like castles! It’s amazing that this arboretum was once a barren, rocky hilltop!