Top Historical Places in Sintra

Are you looking to explore the history of Sintra through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Sintra including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Sintra. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Sintra ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Sintra, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Sintra for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Sintra with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Quinta Da Regaleira And The Inititation Wells

    Art And Culture, Palace, Architecture , Heritage Building

    The Regaleira Palace is a huge, highly ornate structure and one that would put Downton Abbey to shame. Built in the early 20th century, Quinta Da Regaleira is the result and manifestation of its owner’s wild imagination and the handiwork of a gifted Italian architect. Carvalho Monteiro wanted to use the 10 acres of land to create a place that resonated his deep interest in alchemy, the Fr...Read more
  2. Moors Castle

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    Moors Castle

    Castle, Historical Site, Picnic Spot

    Moors’ Castle or Castelo dos Mouros (as it is locally known) is a medieval castle located on top of a hill. It was constructed in the middle of the 9th century when Portugal and Spain were under Islamic rule. In early 12th century it was seized by Afonso Henriques and his Christian army. Due to its location, it served as an important strategic point of defence for the region. A chapel was...Read more
  3. National Palace Of Pena And Pena Park

    Religious Site, Park, Landmark, Historical Site

    Built in Romanticist tradition, the National Palace of Pena stands on a hill above the town of Sintra. During the medieval period, a small chapel was built on top of the hill after a supposed apparition of the Virgin Mary on the site. In the 15th century, the chapel was much revered by King John II and his successors. The structure experienced considerable damage due to lightning and a massive ...Read more
  4. Capuchos Convent

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    Capuchos Convent

    Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    The meditative calm at Capuchos Convent draws you in. The 4th Portuguese Viceroy of India, Joao de Castro got lost hunting in these mountains and fell into an exhausted sleep in which he experienced a divine insight to build a convent on the site. The Convent was established by a group of monks in the 1560s to establish a new religious order in the region. Soon enough, the monks played an influ...Read more
  5. Adrenunes Dolmen

    Landmark, Heritage Building

    Sintra’s version of the English Stonehenge, Adrenunes Dolmen is a huge megalithic structure near Cape Roca. The place is situated on a hill 426 metre high and its origins are still a matter of great mystery. A passage on the premises is believed to have served as a cemetery during that period. The stones are oriented according to the rising and setting of the sun and the moon. Adrenunes D...Read more
  6. The Palace Of Monteiro The Millionaire

    Palace, Heritage Building, Unesco Site

    The Palace of Monteiro The Millionaire, or the Quinta da Regaleira is a UNESCO World Heritage site and an exclusive estate located close to the historic centre of Sintra, Portugal. This estate houses within it a romantic palace, a chapel, and a luxurious park that features many lakes, grottoes, wells, benches, fountains. Formerly belonging to well-known Italian entomologist, Antonio Augusto Ca...Read more