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.