Egend has it that while hunting on the edge of the mountain, King Manuel I saw the ship of Vasco da Gama entering the Tajo River on his pioneering ocean trip to India.
The king chose to construct a convent on the same place where a chapel stood in honor of the exceptional accomplishment of the excellent navigator. This palace's colourful interior is so incorporated into the mountain that it seems to have been cut out of it instead of being constructed on it. The views are exceptional and the detail and inside is very nice.
The only point I'd say is that it's so hard to get to the palace. We had to get a taxi that cost € 5 but it was so worth it as it saved our day. Coming down I also recommend taking a taxi or tuktuk as they cost only € 5 per person and will drop you either at the train station or city center-I wouldn't get the bus because it's overpriced and not very frequent.
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