With more than 7 visitable monuments and a stunning coastline full of wonders and secret spots, Sintra is a place for you to spend a full day if you’re visiting Portugal.
Sintra is a beautiful and enchanting place that offers a wealth of natural beauty, historical and cultural landmarks, and charming villages. The town itself is nestled in the lush hills of the Serra de Sintra and is known for its picturesque cobblestone streets, charming shops, and delicious local cuisine.
One of the highlights of Sintra is the Pena Palace. This stunning palace is a masterpiece of 19th-century romanticism and is set on a hilltop overlooking the town. The palace features a unique blend of architectural styles, including Gothic, Renaissance and Manueline, with its multicolored tile roofs, and offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
Another must-see attraction is the Moors Castle, an ancient fortress with an impressive history that stands high on a hilltop. It offers a panoramic view of the town and the coast, and it’s one of the best spots to catch a sunset.
The Quinta da Regaleira is also a must-see. This complex is a stunning example of Neo-Manueline architecture. It features well-manicured gardens, mysterious underground tunnels, and a beautiful palace.
Sintra also boasts a number of charming villages and towns, each with its own distinct character. From the whitewashed houses of Colares to Cabo da Roca which is the westernmost point of Europe, there is something for everyone to discover.
Cabo da Roca is the westernmost point of mainland Europe, boasting spectacular views of the Atlantic and cliffs. This rugged and wild location is unlike any other. The lighthouse offers a panoramic view of the coast, and it’s a great spot to see some of the most spectacular sunsets. The place is surrounded by natural parks, hiking trails and is the perfect place to take in the beauty of the coast.
All in all, Sintra is a charming and romantic place with a lot to offer. From the impressive palaces and ancient castles to the charming villages and delicious local cuisine, it’s a place that will leave you feeling enchanted and captivated.
Daniel Ponce is a tour guide with more than 5 years’ experience being a tour guide in Sintra with his own electric Tuk Tuk. With more than 60 reviews where all of them are 5-stars, if you’re looking to do a tour in Sintra and have one of the most unforgettable moments in Portugal, then Daniel is the right guide for you.