On a visit to Sintra you definitely cannot miss out on the must see places. The significance of these must see places are that they stand as a symbol for Sintra. These places are what Sintra is all about. These must see places in Sintra will stay as cherishing memories of the city forever in your heart.
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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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The foothills of Sintra end in this gorgeous destination of Guincho Beach that opens up to the massive Atlantic Ocean. The beach is sort of a celebrity it was featured in James Bond’s ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’.
This beach is a very popular spot for wind surfing and board surfing. Even if water sports are not your thi...
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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...