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Outside of Lisbon
Quinta da Regaleira is one of the most astonishing and unfathomable monuments of Sintra's Cultural Landscape, classified by UNESCO as World Heritage Site.
Set on the elegant promenade connecting Sintra's National Palace and Palácio de Seteais, the state was purchased in 1893 by philanthropist António Augusto Carvalho Monteiro for his family's summerhouse.
Between 1898 and 1913, in the hands of Italian architect and scenographer Luigi Manini, António Augusto Carvalho Monteiro converted his dominion into an ambicious Total Art project, submitted to a complex landscape and architectural program that materalized the imaginary garden concept, much in vogue since the late 17's.
It is nowadays considered the masterpiece of Neo-Manueline Art from the last period of romanticism in Sintra.
Close to both Sintra and Lisbon, the National Palace of Queluz and its historical gardens are one of the most remarkable examples of the harmonious link between landscape and palatial architecture in Portugal.
They illustrate the environment and lifestyle which the Royal Family and the Portuguese Court enjoyed in the second half of the 18th century and the early 19th century, while, at the same time, showing how tastes developed in this period marked by the baroque, rococo and neoclassicism, directing our attention to moments of great historical relevance, in the transition from the Ancien Régime to Liberalism.
Situated in the town’s historic centre, the National Palace of Sintra is an unique monument, distinguished by its outstanding historical, architectural and artistic value. Of all the palaces built by the Portuguese monarchs throughout the Middle Ages, only the palace of Sintra has survived to the present day virtually intact, still maintaining the same essential features of its shape and outline since the mid-16th century. The main building campaigns that took place after the Christian Reconquest in the 12th century were sponsored by the kings Dinis, João I and Manuel I, between the end of the 13th century and the mid-16th century. These campaigns consisted of adaptations, enlargements and general improvement works that have given the palace its present-day appearance.
The National Railway Museum is a collective living space for knowledge sharing and discussion, of which opens to all as a space for reflection and investigation into relations between the cultural heritage and the historic, symbolic and technological role of rail transport in Portugal. We manage a vast legacy of more than 150 years. We have one of the best railway heritage collections in Europe. The museum’s collection has 36.000 objects, big and small, dating from the very beginning of the steam locomotive to the present. Here you will find real national treasures, wonderful engines that travelled through history and challenge visitors to repeat the experience by returning to the museum. We are housed in the railway complex in Entroncamento, covering an area of 4, 5 hectares. Our permanent exhibition is located within distinguished railway buildings. We offer you a memorable experience! Come and visit us!
Palmela castle is one of the most impressive sights in the Lisbon region. Occupied, conquered, lost and regained, it is a faithful testament to the battles waged during the first royal dynasty (1143 to 1383) to establish the territory of Portugal. Erected at a uniquely strategic point, between the Tagus and Sado rivers, it was founded by the Romans, probably in 310 BC. But the first fortifications were built by the Moors from the 8th to 9th centuries. The castle was successively added to: the primitive round towers by the Romans; the square towers by the Moors; the entrance tower by the Master of Avis; and the cannon fortifications by Pedro II. It has a great view of the Arrábida hills and Sado estuary. It also houses two churches, one lined with 17th-century tiles and a set of 16th-century graves. Come and visit for its view and unique location.
UNESCO’s World Heritage | The Abbey of Alcobaça, is one of Europe’s most important Cistercian abbeys, given its state of conservation and its architecture, symbolic of the order.
ADEGAMÃE was born from an old passion that had always lain in the heart of the Riberalves Group: wine!
You can always count on the Portuguese to find new ways to leave their little rectangle beside the sea. Come and discover the history of Portuguese aviation.
Almáa Sintra Hostel is an Eco Hostel and Retreat Centre located in the heart of the Sintra Mountain.
Discover the life and work of two generations of talented sculptors at the Anjos Teixeira Museum. You’ll find the studio and school bequeathed by Master Pedro Anjos Teixeira.
See one of the loveliest beaches in Portugal and the fort by Portinho da Arrábida beach which guards it: Arrábida Fort. It’s a breathtaking sight.
Dotted by idyllic beaches and secret coves next door to Setúbal, the Parque Natural da Arrábida represents a peaceful, natural and protected encounter between land and sea.
The westernmost hotel of Europe, Praia Grande, 12km from Sintra. 59 rooms Panoramic Restaurant, Bar, Swimming pool, Events up to 180 persons. Free parking
Badger Tours oferece uma diversidade de passeios turísticos, visitas guiadas, passeios pedestres, hiking trips, golf trips, transferes, shuttles de/para o aeroporto e rent-a-car.
Live the Safari adventure and embark on an amazing journey into the wild. The Safari offers children and adults a unique opportunity to get up close with wild animals
Discover the most idyllic beaches in the Lisbon region, protected by the hills and blessed by a sea of tranquil water ideal for swimming.
Take a trip to the beaches heading west out of Lisbon, along the Linha, for a swim and some sun whenever Lisbon gets too hot for sightseeing.
Explore the most beautiful Atlantic beaches in the region, where you’re as likely to spend the day in beach shorts in the sun as a fleece in the café.
Belas is a Championship Golf Course. The layout is extraordinary, with several fairways and greens set in deep valleys, and it affords unforgettable panoramic scenery to golfers and visitors.
Birds & Nature Tours Portugal is the longest established Portuguese company specifically dedicated to birds and birding tours. We offer you a wide variety of programmes, including guided birding and bird photography tours.
The point where the land ends and the sea begins. Immortalised in the famous words of Portugal’s greatest poet, Luís Vaz de Camões, Cape Roca impresses all who visit.
Discover one of the calmest and most contemplative convents in the Sintra hills and Lisbon region. The Convent dos Capuchos awaits you.
Visiting Casa Cadaval Domaine is discovering a place where tradition and modernity are combined in a harmonious relationship between man and nature.