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Day Trip To Sintra From Lisbon, Portugal

Sintra is surrounded by a collection of old buildings with narrow and sloping streets, where there are several small shops, restaurants, palaces and fairytale castles, 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.

Streets of Sintra

We spent a day exploring the town, and we had the chance to see a lot of places. If you are planning a trip to Sintra, do not miss the chance to visit these sites:

Pena Palace: 

The palace is located within the Parque da Pena, at the top of the Serra de Sintra. With its colorful towers, terraces, Moorish, Gothic, and Manueline architectural style. It is one of the most charming palaces we have ever seen.

Opening hours: From monday to sunday 9:30am-8:00pm

Pena Palace



National Palace of Sintra: 

The palace was the residence, of the Portuguese royal family. Located in the heart of the town, it is surrounded by restaurants, bars and shops.

Opening hours: From monday to sunday 9:30am-7:00pm

National Palace

Quinta da Regaleira

It’s construction was done between 1904 and 1910, is 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.

Opening hours: From monday to sunday 9:30am-5:00pm

Quinta da Regaleira



Moorish Castle:

Located near the Pena Palace. it was built by the Moors during the 9th century. It is a castle with stone walls, with magnificent views over the hills of the Serra De Sintra.

Opening hours: From monday to sunday 9:30am-8:00pm



We had a fabulous time exploring the town, and seeing the landmarks of Sintra. It was one of the best experiences we had during our trip to Portugal. 

Best time to visit Sintra:

Spring and early summer when the weather is cooler, and to avoid the crowds of the tourism season.


Official Language: Portuguese






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