tourist info centers, Sintra
Just up the hill from the National Palace, on Praca da Republica, is the TURISMO or Tourist Information Office. It was a spacious room in the building, with a large information desk, brochures neatly displayed, a great sitting area with a very comfy couch.
The woman at the desk was very friendly and very helpful with my questions.
Another nice thing about the Turismo, was that it had toilet facilities.
Sintra Bureau of Tourism, off the main square at the historic centre,
distributes detailed maps for free - especially essential for trails and on in-depth walking tours away from main sites and attractions.
The Local Sintra Tourist Offices are located at:
Sintra Tourist Information Office
Avenida da Republica 23 - 2710-616 Sintra
Tel: +351-21-9231157 or +351-21-9241700
Sintra Railway Station Information Office
Av. Miguel Bombarda - 2710-590 Sintra
Summer: Daily 9 AM - 8PM
Winter: Daily 9AM - 7PM
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 information and maps before you set out and explore what Sintra has to offer as far as tourist sites, restaurants, cafes, hotels and transportation options goes.
Pç. da República, 23