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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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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.

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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

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Palácio Nacional da Pena

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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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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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.


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.


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.


2 Rent Motos, is a motorcycle rental in Portugal. Whatever is your destiny, count with us.


Taking a tour with DUCA will make your holidays extra special with our selection of different tours. Taking a tour with DUCA will make your holidays extra special with our selection of different tours.


Modern Buddhist Kadampa Temple, with a shop, café, gardens and accommodations. Open for visits, meditations, Buddhist teachings and retreats. Everyone is welcome.


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.


located in Serra da Carregueira, Belas, circa 20 kilometres 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. S


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


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.