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Sintra: a Fairy Tale Portuguese Gem!

Updated: Aug 14, 2020

Sintra downtown, at one hour from Casa do Lago
Sintra downtown

Sintra is a charming town located within the beautiful hills of the Serra. Hidden among these pine-covered hills are extravagant palaces, vast gardens, luxurious mansions and the ruins of a castle from the Moors times.

The variety of fascinating historic buildings and enchanting attractions combine to form a fantastic fairy tale environment. No doubt, Sintra deserves a day trip and a visit to this amazing city should be included in all vacation plans to the region.

The Moors Castle, in Sintra, Portugal
The Moors Castle, in Sintra, Portugal

Classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, the town of Sintra is located on a mountain range, amidst woods, vast gardens, mountains and gorges, boasting historic palaces and breathtaking views.

The beautiful Sintra, one of those places full of magic and mysteries, is a visit not to be missed.

Pena Palace in Sintra
Pena Palace in Sintra

National Palace of Pena - Known as Castelo de Pena, (elected one of the 7 wonders of Portugal), it represents one of the main expressions in romantic style of Europe's 19th century. The palace was enlarged from an ancient building, and served as a summer residence of the Portuguese court. Its interior collects porcelains, chandeliers and furniture from the golden ages of the Portuguese monarchy.

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