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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Unforgettable Sintra, Half Day

Beautiful villages with unique charms, in communion with the mountains and the ocean, between glamor and glorious Eden, rich in history, heritage and natural beauty.

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Unforgettable Sintra, Full Day

Beautiful villas with unique charms, in communion with the mountains and the ocean, between glamor and glorious Eden, rich in history, heritage and natural beauty.

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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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Tour Sintra – Cascais – Estoril – Cabo Da Roca

Visit the best of Sintra, Cascais, Estoril and Cabo da Roca and enjoy the best views.

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Full Day Tour In Sintra

In this tour, you will have the opportunity of know the most emblematic points of sintra.

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Beach Day And Sintra Tour From Lisbon

Enjoy the Portuguese sun in one of the most famous portuguese beaches: The Guincho Beach.

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Sintra & Azenhas Do Mar

A natural pool in the beach with one of the most beautiful landscapes ever? And a mysterious, romantic village with a lot of stories to tell you? We have it! Come with us and visit the beautiful and romantic Sintra village and end your day with the most beautiful sunset in the country in Azenhas do Mar!

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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.