Sintra

Sintra is the most mystical and romantic destination in Portugal par excellence. It has been an UNESCO world heritage site for its cultural landscape since 1992. Its sudden and mysterious mists, farms, palaces and mansions dotting its verdant hills, and the novels, poems and artworks it has inspired have helped to make this town a unique, magical and utterly compelling destination.

Come and discover Sintra, the capital of romanticism 25 km from Lisbon where the remains of human occupation during the Neolithic era and Bronze Age coexist with palaces, mansions and farms which proliferated during the 19th and 20th centuries. The lush vegetation, misty micro-climate and calmness one feels amid the tracks, paths and woods brought kings, poets, merchants, artists and travellers in search of tranquillity and inspiration.

Described by Ptolemy as the “Mountain of the Moon”, Sintra is a place of fascination for anyone interested in the spiritual side of life. The greatest proof of its universal appeal is the abundance of old monasteries and chapels dedicated to contemplation, as well as the countless legends linked to pagan rituals. But Sintra is also the perfect destination for anyone who likes to play golf or is interested in health tourism. With recent and modern facilities, contemporary Sintra lives healthily and calmly with historic Sintra.

But there are traces of every age almost everywhere: the palaces and castles recount the more illustrious side of history, while the farms, markets and wineries reveal the bounty nature provides here. The beaches are ideal for those who prefer milder temperatures; the restaurants serve fish that is as fresh as the water in the sea itself; and the impressive lighthouse and Cape Roca setting is always a breathtaking view no matter how many times you visit. There are many ways to describe Sintra and its surrounding areas, but few are as picturesque as the popular saying which says that Sintra is the place where winter spends the summer. Come and discover why.



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Located in Serra da Carregueira, Belas, about 20 km from Lisbon. The 18 hole circuit is one of the most original in the whole country: it is nested in a valley, making the most of the plains situated on the north side of the mountains.

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Visit the luxurious gardens and greenhouses, bridges, statues, waterfalls and fountains that make Monserrate one of the must-visit places on your stay in Lisbon.

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The National Palace of Queluz and its gardens are one of the most remarkable examples of the harmonious link between landscape and palatial architecture in Portugal.

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Situated in the town’s historic centre, it is an unique monument, distinguished by its outstanding historical, architectural and artistic value.

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An intelligent, interactive and technically advanced entertainment, dedicated to the stories of Portugal and the world as told by the Media. That is how NewsMuseum, located in the Village of Sintra, defines itself.

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With an eclectic programme of concerts, film, dance, theatre and more, this modern venue dedicated to timeless art is worth discovering in the heart of romantic Sintra.

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The Pena Palace and Park, in the Sintra mountains, are the product of the creative genius of King Fernando II and the epitome of 19th Century Romanticism in Portugal.

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Penha Longa Resort, Luxury Hotel and Golf Resort in Portugal

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Penha Longa Resort, Luxury Hotel and Golf Resort in Portugal

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The verdant foothills of the Sintra Mountains offer a breathtaking backdrop for the Pestana Beloura Golf Course.

Summer residence of kings, holiday for you Feel like a member of European royalty when choosing this Pestana Historic Hotel, located in the guardhouse of Queluz Palace.

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The Pestana Sintra is a 4-star hotel located in Quinta da Beloura in Sintra, a luxurious area with an 18-hole golf course only 10 minutes away from the town of Sintra, considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

A project that invites you to discover the Portuguese Soul and that conquers our Heart!

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Quinta da Regaleira is one of the most amazing monuments of the Serra de Sintra. Located at the end of the historical center of the city, it was built between 1898 and 1913.

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Visit one of the largest known collections of epigraphs and an exhibition about the “Book of Stone”, covering 2, 000 years of history, very close to Sintra.

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Sintra Myths and Legends invites you to explore the mysterious side of Sintra, on a journey of myths and legends that will take you through time and space

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Discover this collection of thousands of artefacts of huge scientific and material value at the Museu de História Natural de Sintra right in the centre of the old town.

Discover the romanticism of the last century on an obligatory trip from the Sintra hills to Colares, with green vegetation and the smell of the sea air all around.

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Solar do Magoito can be found in a small rural village by that same name (Magoito), located by the seaside in the middle of the Sintra/Cascais Natural Park.

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We are a small family company dedicated to passenger transportation for over 25 years, based in Sintra, and we aim to provide comfort, transportation quality and pleasant moments.