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  • Ceiling of Swan Hall
    Ceiling of Swan Hall
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  • Palácio Nacional de Sintra - National Palace of Sintra
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  • Ceiling of the Magpie Room
    Ceiling of the Magpie Room
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  • 1. historic town center

    Green - that's the word that better describes Sintra. The steep hills topped with castles and palaces are all covered by a marvelous carpet of gardens and woods, filling the spaces among the classical...

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  • 2. Palácio Nacional de Sintra - National Palace of Sintra

    Built by King Manuel BLAZONS HALL or Sala dos Brasos, has magnificent wooden coffered domed ceilings. This room was by far the most splendid and one of my favourites. Tiles were specially made for the...

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  • 3. Palácio da Pena - Pena Palace

    "I offer a candy to who guesses Pena's style". It's a funny challenge: what style? All of them are there, but none of them dominant. The palace seems to be a collection of styles and influences,...

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  • 4. Castelo dos Mouros - Moorish Castle

    The "jungle" that has grown up around and even INSIDE Castelo dos Mouros, can at times be amazing, take these photos for instance. We are standing below, beside, on or even inside walls of stone,...

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  • 5. tourist info centers

    When I arrived in Sintra, I took the bus uphill from the train station and it stopped at the Tourist Information Office, just along from the Sintra National Palace. It's a great place to get...

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  • 6. Capuchos Convent

    Half way up to the Moorish castles in Sintra,there is a turning on the right which is sign posted to Capuchos Convent. Go along this long,leafy and very twisty road and you will come to this...

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  • 7. Don't miss the queijadas!

    The queijadas are one of the two typical pastries of that village (the other is travesseiros). They are made of a thin pastry case filled with a mixture of...

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  • 8. Around town in Sintra

    We were lucky enough to have Antonio with us, he was the perfect guide, very knowledgeable about EVERYTHING...These first 4 photos just show some of the views...

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  • 9. A BIT ABOUT SINTRA

    Saturday, May 30, 2009Truly a magical place SINTRA is surrounded by lush green forests and blessed with turreted palaces and old castles.Due to its excellent...

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  • 10. General Info

    * Tourism OfficePraça da República, 23* Internet:- www.cm-sintra.pt (City Hall)- www.visitlisboa.com (look for Región de Lisboa-Sintra)-...

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  • 11. Sintra is Located HERE

    Only about 30 kilometres west of Lisbon, and very close to the western Atlantic coast, Sintra makes for a very enjoyable day-trip from Lisbon! You can either do...

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  • 12. Sintra and it's designations

    Sintra, anciently for some known as "sacred hill" (monte sagrado), "hill of the moon" (monte da lua). Described "as the village immersed on the mist that won't...

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  • 13. Windmill

    It could be a nightlife tip, but's a bit more than that. In Azoia, near Sintra, there's the bar called "Moinho D.Quixote" i really like. You can go there for a...

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  • 14. lots to see, do and eat!!

    walk or hire a car/taxi and go to the Pena National Palace.(you can,when the weather is good, get a horse drawn carriage up there,but it's tough on the...

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  • 15. Green, damp and beautiful

    The beauty of traveling in the off-season is that sometimes you have the streets all to yourself. That kind of isolation often allows me to observe things more...

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  • 16. Local Crafts

    Around the main square you may see a lady selling colour yarn dolls in their native costumes. While shopkeepers let you think prices are set, it doesn’t hurt to...

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