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Sintra is a mountainous region that is a few minutes by train from Lisbon. You will be amazed by its Moorish castles, its royal palaces, its aristocratic buildings and its refined gardens. Just 30 minutes by car from Sintra is the Adraga beach, famous for its restaurants and terraces, which also serve delicious seafood.
Start your trip in Sintra by the National Palace of Sintra, located near the center of the town. It will not take long to locate it, since its two conical chimneys do not go unnoticed. Explore the thousand-year history of this palace, a building dating from Moorish times that witnessed the imprisonment of the mad king, Alfonso VI, in the XNUMXth century. Admire its particular Moorish style, which is perfectly combined with ornamentation based on geometric tiles.
Walk around the famous Palace of Pena, a XNUMXth century palace that, among other things, stands out for being located at the top of the Sintra hill and presenting a color in pink and yellow. Discover its opulent rooms, in original Edwardian and late Victorian styles, its paintings and its decoration. The palace is surrounded by a wooded park that was created by order of Fernando II. Here you can admire exotic trees from Japan, Australia, China and North America.
Visit Castelo dos Mouros, another construction of the XIX century. It is located south of Sintra and offers fascinating panoramic views over the palaces of Sintra. King Ferdinand II, a lover of medieval history, restored the castle in the XNUMXth century.
Each of the many historic buildings that decorate Sintra enjoy their own style and charm. Come closer to Queluz National Palace and Monserrat Palace, an eclectic building from the XNUMXth century.
It goes through its tiny rooms, built with cork on the convent two Capuchos. You will be amazed by the picturesque forest that surrounds the convent, as well as tables and chairs carved in stone.
Take the opportunity to get lost by the Sintra-Cascais National Park, either on foot, by bicycle or on horseback. Continue your journey west until you reach the coast, where you can encourage yourself to surf and taste its delicious seafood. The area is known for barnacles and other fresh seafood. Of course, do not forget to admire its spectacular sunsets, especially from the terraces of Adraga beach.
Where to sleep in Sintra
Among the accommodation places you can book in Sintra, the following stand out: Penha Longa Resort and Tivoli Palácio de Seteais.