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Sintra

Sintra is an inexhaustible point of attraction for thousands of visitors.

Sintra was considered in 1995 as World Heritage in the category of Cultural Landscape by UNESCO, because of the perfect symbiosis between nature and built heritage.

Pena Palace in Sintra
Pena Palace in Sintraby: Turismo de Portugal / Jose Manuel

Sintra has always attracted artists and writers throughout the ages from around the world. In the nineteenth century, in the middle of the romantic era poets like Lord Byron or Portuguese writers such as Eca de Queiroz mentioned Sintra in many passages of his books.

You will be impressed with the town of Sintra.

The perfect fusion of natural wealth and magnificence of the monuments of Sintra region give an extraordinary beauty.

A tour through the Historic Center of Sintra or a visit one of the many monumental buildings of the region as the National Palace of Sintra will be like a journey at a magical world.

The parks and the gardens of Sintra, like the Parque da Pena, the Parque da Liberdade and Jardins de Monserrate, are unique.

At the top of the Serra de Sintra you will find the Pena Palace, the most notable example of Portuguese Romantic architecture.

The palace was built in 1839 from the ruins of the Monastery of Our Lady of Jerome Pena, now restored and painted in original colors, highlighting the surrounding greenery.

Visit this region that was classified by UNESCO and you'll be amazed by the unique charm and magical atmosphere provided by its typical fog.

You will find here some of the most beautiful Atlantic beaches, the Praia Grande and Praia das Macas, located close to Sintra. The typical unforgettable electric of the region still bind the beach to town of Sintra. Further south you will find the Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe, immortalized by Camões as the place "where the land ends and sea begins ..."

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  • Palácio Nacional de Sintra (Palácio da Vila)
    Palácio Nacional de Sintra (Palácio da Vila)by: MartinPutz src: wmf under: CC BY-SA 3.0

    Sintra National Palace The Sintra national palace is unique amongst the royal mediaeval palaces in Portugal and the town’s most distinctive building.

    [Palácio Nacional de Sintra ]
  • Castelo dos Mouros - Sintra
    Castelo dos Mouros - Sintraby: Husond src: wmf under: GFDL

    Winding over two ridges of the Serra de Sintra, the Moorish Castle dates back to the early days of the Moorish occupation of the Peninsula - the 8th Century.

    [Castelo dos Mouros - Sintra ]
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