There are many great sights around Sintra, but Quinta da Regaleira, built by the eccentric millionaire António Augusto Carvalho Monteiro in the early 20th century, was one of the highlights for me. A... more
Castelo dos Mouros (the Castle of the Moors) was built - strategically on a hilltop - by the Arabs during the 8th and 9th century, but was captured by Christian crusaders after the conquest of Lisbon... more
For several years abandoned, this beautiful palace and surrounding park has been recuperated, and is again an interesting visit.
The best informatin is gathered in its home page, but there's a short... more
This attractive fountain is located on the main road between the train station and the Sintra National Palace. It belongs to the romantic-revivalist period and was built around 1922 by the master... more
This was always a very special place to me since I was a kid, maybe because my father worked there as a pastry cook, so I spent a lot of time in the kitchen tasting delicious treats! :-)
It used to... more
This is a small museum in Sintra village which exhibits a wonderful collection of toys collected over 50 years or more. The collection is owned by Joao Arbues Moreira and he started it when he was... more
Quite good collection of different toys.Interesting to children ( I think,we have none) and to us who have been child one day ;)
Toys for different ages in 3 or 4 floors.Only negative thing was how... more
Considered a fine example of Neo-Manueline architecture (and rightly so), Sintra’s Town Hall is also located on the main road between the train station and the Sintra National Palace. Built between... more
Originally built by Dom Afonso Henriques in the 12th century, this church has undergone several alterations over the ages, especially in the late 13th century and early 14th century, and after the... more
The Museum has gathered together, under the roof of this interesting 1920's building, a permanent collection of international modern and contemporary art, the Bernardo Collection, a fascinating... more
Medieval in origin, already exisiting in 1403, this church was enlarged in the 16th Century (1565) on the initiative of Dom Alvaro de Castro. It has a single nave with a 16th Century lacunar vault and... more
Immortalized by Byron as the romantic Portugal, Sintra is an island of green freshness close to Lisbon. castle, palaces, beaches, and the rural tradition of feeding Lisboa make this place a varied and...
Did we ever start our trip to Portugal off on the right foot! The morning of our first full day in the country broke sunny and warm so we took heed of all the tips that we had received from other VT...
A Municipality and a town, Sintra is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and as such, has become a huge tourist attraction in the regional district of Lisbon. Lying on the slopes of the Serra De......
My visit to Sintra was made more memorable by unpredictable weather. When we first arrived, the clouds were thick and moving fast in the sky. As we visited various sights, we walked through mist and...