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Sintra

4.3
Castles · Architectural Buildings · Historic Walking Areas
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style. Home to Portugal's royalty, the town boasts several palaces and parks, making it a destination for lovers of architecture, gardens, and history. Its famous 19th-century monuments and buildings have made Sintra a World Heritage Site, in addition to being a popular tourist destination for Portuguese and foreign travelers. Use our Portugal journey planner to plan your trip to Sintra and other destinations in Portugal.
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Popular things to do in Sintra

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Castle
Quinta da Regaleira
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Castle
Castelo dos Mouros
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
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Castle
Park and National Palace of Pena
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Architectural Building
Sintra National Palace
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Sintra

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Scenic Walking Area
Cabo da Roca Colares
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Walking Area
Centro Historico de Cascais Cascais
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Geologic Formation
Boca do Inferno Cascais
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Landmark
Obidos Village Obidos
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Sintra

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Beach
Praia da ursa
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Historic Walking Area
Centro Historico de Sintra
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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National Park
Parque de Monserrate
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.9
Duration: 4 hours

Museums in Sintra

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Art Museum
MU.SA - Museu de Artes de Sintra
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Military Museum
Museu do Ar - Sintra
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
NewsMuseum
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Art Gallery
Sinistra
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in Sintra

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Lighthouse
Farol do cabo da Roca
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Santuário da Peninha
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Church
Igreja da Ulgueira
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Chalet da Condessa D’Edla
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Sintra

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Mountain
Sintra Mountains
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Water Body
Vale dos Lagos at Parque de Pena
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
Forest
Quinta Da Ribafria
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Rail Tour
Comboio Turístico de Sintra
3.5
Duration: 1 hour
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National Park
Parque Natural da Arrabida Setubal
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Architectural Building
Palacio de Monserrate
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Castle
Castelo de Óbidos Obidos
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Places to visit with Sintra

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