Exploring the mystical Sintra, Portugal

Sintra is surrounded by a collection of old buildings with narrow and sloping streets, where there are several small shops, restaurants, Palace and fairytale castle, in a hillside region on the Atlantic Ocean.

How to get to Sintra from Lisbon?

Located outside of Lisbon (30km), it takes less than 40 minutes by car, or you can take a train from the Rossio Station, which takes 30 minutes.

Sintra is a super romantic and enchanting town, with beauty and unique architecture, making the city a perfect place to visit!

If you are planning to travel to Sintra, do not miss the chance to go to those places:

Pena Palace: The Palace, also known by many as Pena Castle, is located at the top of the Serra de Sintra.

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National Palace of Sintra: Also called the Palace of the Village, it is an Arab-inspired building.  The palace was the 12th century residence, of the Portuguese royal family

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Quinta da Regaleira: It’s construction was done between 1904 and 1910, surrounded by gardens, caves, lakes and many enigmatic constructions. One of the most incredible places to visit within is the Initiation Well. It is an inverted tower that extends down 27 meters into the ground. It is accessible via the spiral staircase.

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Best time to visit Sintra: Spring and early summer when the weather is cooler, and to avoid the crowds of the tourism season.

Currency: Euro

Official Language: Portuguese

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