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

Baptism Flight In Paragliding (20 Minutes) Includes Photos

Paragliding is the best way to feel the magic of flying with safety and adrenaline at the same time!

Know more
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.

Know more
Private Tour Sintra Cascais & Cabo Da Roca

In Sintra, you can visit palaces, castles and museums and the famous mountain range known as Monte da Lua, on the way to Cabo da Roca, which is the westernmost point of the European continent. Arriving in Cascais, an exquisite seaside resort, one can visit Boca do Inferno, an old cave with unique features.

Know more
Tour Mafra + Sintra

Visit to the Palace of Mafra, wine tasting and Palaces in the center of Sintra

Know more
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.

Know more
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!

Know more
Transfer From Lisbon Airport To Lisbon Center, Sintra, Cascais, Caparica

We offer a transfer on time, nice and comfortable cars, with a staff always ready to help.

Know more
Beauties Of Sintra

Discover in Sintra, one of the palaces the most charming in Europe surrounded by a natural beauty and breathtaking corner rest of the nobility and beautiful gardens.

Know more
Search All Experiences in the Map

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.