Sintra is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Sintra one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Sintra is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Sintra or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Sintra. Explore the historical monuments of Sintra with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Sintra guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Sintra page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Sintra landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Sintra.
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Sintra 2710-567, Portugal
10:00 am - 08:00 pm
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...
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Serra de Sintra, Capuchos, 2710 Sintra, Portugal
09:30 am - 08:00 pm
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 strategi...
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Estrada Da Pena, Sintra, Portugal
09:30 am - 08:00 pm
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 cons...
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Sao Pedro de Penaferrim, Parques de Sintra, Serra de Sintra, Sintra 2710-405, Portugal
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
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...
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Serra de Sintra, Sintra, Portugal
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 a...