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Get to know Sintra

The Sintra’s Village and its surroundings have testimonies of hundreds of centuries secular history of aristocracy and royalty.
Enjoy the fantastic scenery of this village for open-air activities, to visit ancient palaces and castles and also to prove typical sweets of the region, we leave you some suggestions:

Typical July:
sun
22º C
72º F
Typical January:
showers
C
46º F

What to see
What to see

There are numerous places that you can visit in Sintra, from palaces, mansions, farms, as the fantastic ‘Quinta da Regaleira’ or castles.

Pena Palace & gardens

An astonishing fairytale castle located on one of the highest peaks of the Sintra mountain range.

Capuchin Convent

Built in 1560 by the fellowship of the Franciscan friars, is a remarkable place due to the extreme poverty of its construction.

Mouro’s Castle

Well-preserved 8th century stronghold, dramatically perched on a craggy hilltop in a landscape of extraordinary natural beauty.

Chalet of the Countess d’Edla

A place of eclectic decor that served as the recreational residence of D. Fernando and his second wife, Countess d’Edla.

Sintra Village

Has enchanted kings and inspired poets, such as Lord Byron.

Sintra National Palace

Was one of the Royal Palaces and has medieval, Gothic, Manueline, Renaissance and Romantic architecture features.

Palace of Monserrate

Romantic and slender, was built on the ruins of a neo-Gothic mansion in 1858.

'Quinta da Regaleira'

Elegant park with many gardens and lakes. Located in the heart of the Village. Is distinguished by the fusion of Gothic, Manueline and Neoclassical elements.

What to do
What to do

The scenery offered by the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park is ideal for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, climbing, speleo, canopy tours, horseback riding or orientation.

Walking

Around the narrow alleys and regional food stores that can be found in the town center or in the Natural Park's tracks.

Picnics

Take advantage of the existing meals parks in the area and enjoy a meal with an extraordinary landscape!

Visit Palaces, Castles and Farms

Take advantage of the lovely surroundings of Sintra and feel like royalty!

Sintra Canopy

Unique activity in Portugal, joining the slide emotion with learning over an amazing ecosystem.

Attending shows

Since ballet performances, classical music, exhibitions, there are numerous options of cultural activities in the Village.

Bike tours

There is already an option for touring the Sierra by electric bike, without great physical effort, enjoying all the surrounding site.

Horse riding

Or, if you prefer on a horse's car. It provide a real time travel.

What to taste
What to taste

Also in gastronomy Sintra features delicacies with strong traditional and historical value. Well worth a try:

'Travesseiros'

Classical regional pastry, with a shape of a pillow is a pastry cake dough, egg and almond cream based.

'Queijadas'

An ancestor pastry originated in the Middle Ages.

Colares' Wine

Westernmost region demarcated in continental Europe and their wines come exclusively of native grape of the region.

'Vitela à Sintrense'

Traditional dish of the region based on veal and served with potatoes in the oven.

Places to visit near Sintra
Places to visit near Sintra

Sintra is located in a privileged location near the sea, the countryside (West region of Portugal) and the Portuguese capital – Lisbon.


Sintra sights

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