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Sintra

Sintra is the most mystical and romantic destination in Portugal par excellence. It has been a 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.

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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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Quinta da Regaleira

Quinta da Regaleira

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.

National Palace and Gardens of Queluz

National Palace and Gardens of Queluz

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.

National Palace of Sintra

National Palace of Sintra

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

Sintra Myths and Legends Interactive Centre

Sintra Myths and Legends Interactive Centre

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

Castle of the Moors

Castle of the Moors

Inhale and set off to conquer the climb up to the Castelo dos Mouros. At the top of the Sintra hills stands one of the most iconic places in Portugal’s history.


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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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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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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.


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Inhale and set off to conquer the climb up to the Castelo dos Mouros. At the top of the Sintra hills stands one of the most iconic places in Portugal’s history.


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Discover one of the calmest and most contemplative convents in the Sintra hills and Lisbon region. The Convent dos Capuchos awaits you.


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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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Go2Cintra is a tourist animation company whose main objective is to help you get to know the beautiful natural and cultural landscape that Sintra has to offer, in an ecological way.


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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.


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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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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.