Portugal - Lisbon District

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 Tours & Activities in Sintra

Sintra Bike

Come and discover Sintra by mountain bike.

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Sintra Private Tour From Lisbon

Sintra day trip tour is a private sightseeing tour which includes historic palaces and breathless views of the atlantic coast!

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Sintra, Pena Palace, Cabo Da Roca & Cascais Tour – Full Day

On this full day tour to Sintra, get to know one of the most famous attractions of the country, majestically located at the top of the Sintra Mountain - the romantic Pena Palace. During the guided tour of its inside, learn fascinating facts about the history of Portugal and admire its different richly decorated rooms.

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Sintra’s Fairytale Tour

Learn why sintra is a unesco world heritage site and travel with an insider who can give you informative insights into the local history and culture!

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Private Sintra Tour From Lisbon With Cellar Visit

Enjoy a taste of sintra on this private full-day sintra tour with cellar visit and wine tasting, from lisbon.

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Mystic Forest – Explore Sintra’S Fairy Tale Pena Palace – (Shared Tour)

Explore the romantic palaces, lush forests and gardens of Sintra on this must-do scenic day trip from Lisbon.

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What When Wine – Tour To Sintra On A Classic Beetle

Portugal is a country with a strong winemaking tradition, we have some of the best wines in the world and behind a good wine there is always a beautiful landscape.

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Sintra Hiking

Sintra Hiking is a walk through Sintra's forest with average difficulty. This is an unique experience in harmony with nature.

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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.

Good to know

Language
Portuguese
Currency
Euro
Time Zone
GMT
Country 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.