Welcome to Sintra

Only 28km away from Lisbon, Sintra is primarily known because of the Pena Palace (Palácio de Pena), built in the 19th century in an eclectic style by the Portuguese king-consort Dom Fernando II. Close by, the Castelo dos Mouros (Moorish Castle) is also an important landmark and a popular tourist destination. The town of Sintra itself boasts the medieval Sintra National Palace and several 19th century estates. Sintra and its surrounding mountains (Serra de Sintra) are classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a popular destination for day-trippers, and can be easily explored while staying in Lisbon.

Top 7 Things To Do In Sintra

1. Visit Pena Palace

The Palácio Nacional da Pena is one of the finest tourist attractions of Portugal and exemplifies the 19th century Romanticism style of architecture.

2. Visit the Moorish Castle

The Moorish Castle is the name given to a medieval fortification in Gibraltar comprising various buildings, gates, and fortified walls, with the dominant features being the Tower of Homage and the Gate House.

3. Quinta da Regaleira

The property consists of a romantic palace and chapel, and a luxurious park that features lakes, grottoes, wells, benches, fountains, and a vast array of exquisite constructions. An attraction you must visit in Portugal.

4. Palace of Sintra

Being the best-preserved medieval royal residence in Portugal, inhabited more or less continuously from at least the early 15th century to the late 19th century, it is a significant tourist attraction, and is part of the cultural landscape of Sintra, a designated UNESCO a World Heritage Site.

5. Monserrate Palace

The Monserrate Palace is an exotic palatial villa located near Sintra, Portugal, the traditional summer resort of the Portuguese court.

6. Eat a "Travesseiro" in the "Piriquita"

Taste the best delicacy from Sintra in this typical and very old shop (since 1862) located in the center of the village.

7. Visit Cabo da Roca

The most ocidental point in the whole Europe! Enjoy its stunning views and feel the size of the Atlantic.

Top Tours & Activities in Sintra

Sintra And Cascais, Palaces, Nature And Ocean Views – Private Full Day Tour 4X4

We will go off road to some beautiful views of the beaches and ocean. Visit some of the most beautiful palaces of sintra, get to know its natural charms and visit Roca Cape, the most western point of continental europe!

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Private Jeep Tour To Sintra Village, Beaches And Colares – Includes Wine Tasting

Dare to go where others don't! In this full-day private tour we will pick you up in your accommodation for free. We will then visit the historical center of Sintra and show you the most beautiful places around Sintra as the hidden beaches and charming villages like Colares. Enjoy a wine tasting session at the end of the day!

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Private Food Tasting Tour In Sintra

Have a taste of Portugal! This half-day tour will take you from your accommodation in the Lisbon district to the charming village of Sintra! You will be accompanied by a local expert guide and taste the most delicious typical food and drinks that Portugal has to offer.

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Full Day Tour To Sintra With Wine Tasting, Quinta Da Regaleira & Monserrate Palace

Join us on a full day tour from Lisbon to explore Sintra most beautiful places. You will be amazed by the architecture of the Monserrate Palace and the mystic air in Quinta da Regaleira. Also you'll taste the best wines grown in Sintra, in a visit to a wine cellar.

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From Lisbon: Small-Group Tour To Sintra And Cascais With Visit To Regaleira Palace

Sintra is an authentic Garden of Eden, as the British poet Lord Byron dubbed it. Come discover this paradise at the gates of Lisbon and visit the most beautiful palaces. Also visit the Portuguese Riviera, the charming Cascais. A magical day you won't forget!

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Full Day Tour To Sintra, Cabo Da Roca And Cascais From Lisbon

Join our small group on a guided full day tour from Lisbon to the village of Sintra, get inside two of Sintra's most famous attractions, Pena Palace and Quinta da Regaleira. Then, see the impressive Cabo da Roca, and the charming coastal town of Cascais.

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Sintra Jeep Safari From Lisbon

Sintra Jeep Safari is a journey that starts off with the marvelous Cascais coastline and enters through the hills of Sintra, diving into an unique nature considered World Heritage by UNESCO.

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From Lisbon: Small-Group Tour To Sintra With Pena Palace, National Palace And Capuchos

Get out of Lisbon and get to know charming Sintra, visiting 3 monuments: the uniquely charming Palácio da Pena, the reclusive Convent of Capuchos and the Sintra National Palace, former royal residence. A complete day you won't forget!

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Good To Know

Language
Portuguese
Currency
Euro (EUR)
Time Zone
GMT
Country Phone Code
+351
Best Time To Visit
The best time to visit Portugal is spring season which starts in February to find hills bedecked in seasonal flowers and almond groves awash with pretty pink blossom. Of course, autumn is another best time to visit Portugal, especially for walkers and cyclists, as temperatures are still warm but crowds are a lot less.