Hey hey everyone!
Last Wednesday there was a strike and I didn’t have transportation to get to my university and so I ended up spending most of the day taking care of my little cousin and doing errands!
After we had everything done, I decided to take her to a garden that we have in the village where I live. It’s not only breathtaking, it has a play area for kids and just thinking that Princesses and Queens used to take their walks in this park just takes my breath away!
I really like how they kept the gates, even after renovating them, they still kept the style and I find that really good!!
The gardens are right next to the Convent that was also used as a Palace for the Kings and Queens! I had the opportunity of interning there one summer and I cannot recommend it enough to anyone who would like to check it out! Plus, it’s free on Sunday mornings, so if you are ever in Mafra make sure you take a look inside!
I really like the vintage feel of the garden! It reminds me of the gardens in Vienna and that makes me so happy!! Feels like home when I’m there!
I love this fountain! I actually fell in it once when I was a kid! I remember my Opa (grandfather in German!) was in town and it was Summer…and that I didn’t want to get out afterwards =P I always liked water…and had the tendency to fall in it =P
In the Spring and Summer you can see blooming flowers and lots of vibrant colors! I sometimes used to go there just to read in the shade in the afternoon…
These pictures portrait just a tiny part of the gardens, but they are so big, I just didn’t have time to go everywhere, specially with a 4-year-old as well!
I hope you guys liked this post! Now you know a bit of where I live!!!
Again, if you ever come to Portugal make sure to visit this gardens in Mafra, and the Palace too!! You won’t regret it!!
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Have a great Saturday!!