Estela gave a great presentation on Sintra - made me want to hop on an airplane to Portugal. Estela is very knowledgeable, was very clear in her presentation. Loved all the history that was the framework for her architectural tour.
Estela provided a very thorough review of the 3 magnificent palaces in Sintra. I can’t wait to visit and see them in person. With any luck we will tour with Estela!
Her conversational style with really complicated history and design was very impressive. As a native of Sintra she had personal anecdotes to add. Her English is exceptional. One of the best Conversations offered.
Estela Mendes presented a wonderful program, articulate, enthusiastic and chock full of information. The varied illustrations of architecture, interiors and grounds were excellent and brought the 3 sites to life. Everything was well set in the context of Portuguese history. I only wish that a couple more minutes could have been devoted to the town of Sintra itself, with interesting public art, unique bakeries, etc, especially during the hours when Sintra is not crowded with day visitors.
Fabulous! I have been to Sintra twice and I learned so much. Estela did a wonderful job synthesizing material about history, architecture, mythology and a number of other subjects. She was so engaging and informative, Muita obrigada, Estela!