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  • 1 Pena Park Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Estrada da Pena P - 2710 Sintra

    To the south of Sintra, the very attractive Pena Park covers an area of 200ha on the granite slopes of the Serra. It is planted with many rare species and has a large number of pools and fountains. A visit on foot is quite charming, but the motorist ..

  • 2 Palacio Nacional de Pena Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Estrada da Pena P - 2710 Sintra

    Perched on one of the highest points on the Serra, this palace was built in the middle of the 19C by King Ferdinand II around an old Hieronymite monastery dating from the 16C. Its extravagance is reminiscent of the castles of Louis II of Bavaria, alt..

  • 3 Serra de Sintra Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    P - 2710 Sintra

    The beauty of the site has been celebrated many times by poets and, in particular, by Gil Vicente, Camões (The Lusiads), Southey and Byron ( Childe Harold). The beauty of the landscapes must be emphasised and you will see a wide variety of vegetation..

  • 4 Palacio Nacional Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Praça da Republica P - 2710 Sintra

    An eclectic structure owing to the various additions made over time. The central building was erected in the 14C while the wings date from the start of the 16C. The interior is interesting with its remarkable decoration of azulejos from the 15C and 1..

  • 5 Quinta da Regaleira Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    R. Barbosa du Bocage 5 P - Sintra

    On the site of an old 17C quinta, this architectural ensemble of Gothic, Renaissance and Manueline styles was built in the early 20C by Carvalho Monteiro (1848-1920), a businessman interested in freemasonry and the esoteric. The quinta is a riot of t..

  • 6 Cruz Alta Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Estrada da Pena P - Sintra

    From the summit with its cross there is a vast panoramic view over the entire massif (except Sintra) and surrounding plain, as far as Lisbon to the south (beyond the Pena Palace). The Pena Park has an accessible network of footpaths.

  • 7 Museu do Brinquedo Interesting

    Museums and art

    R. Visconde de Monserrate 26 P - 2710 Sintra

    This toy museum in the old firemen's barracks, is the fruit of a collector's passion, João Arbués Moreira. It exhibits a huge collection of toys from everywhere in the world, from small bronze figures 3,000 years old, up to modern robots. On the top ..

  • 8 Museu de Arte Moderna (Coleção Berardo) Interesting

    Museums and art

    Av. Heliodoro Salgado P - 2710 Sintra

    Set up in the old Sintra casino, this museum has the rich collection put together by F. Capelo for the financier Berardo... The works, shown in rotation, by Dubuffet, Stella, Warhol, Robert Indiana, David Hockney, César and many others, form a panora..

  • 9 Cabo da Roca Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    N247 P - 2710 Sintra

    This cliff, "where the earth ends and the sea begins" (Camoens), is the westernmost point of continental Europe. The Serra de Sintra finishes here in a steep cliff looking down on the ocean from a height of 140m. Its name means the cape of ..

  • 10 MonSerrate Park Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Estrada de Monserrate P - 2710 Sintra

    An English style park surrounds a neo-oriental palace built in the 18C. The park is planted with many rare species (cedars, bamboos, tree ferns.) which bloom around waterfalls and pools. On arriving at Sintra, you will pass, on the left, the quinta o..

  • 11 Castelo dos Mouros Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Estrada da Pena P - 2710 Sintra

    Built on a rocky outcrop in the 8C or 9C, the castle of the Moors has no more left than a crenellated surrounding wall linking the steep slopes and four square towers as well as the ruins of a Romanesque chapel. From the Royal tower, reached up a ser..

  • 12 Palacio Nacional de Queluz

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    P - 2760 Queluz

    Visitors to this palace are transported back to the 18C, s they pass through rooms decorated with furniture and objects (Queluz is also a decorative arts museum). The sumptuous Throne Room, recalls the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles, with its false do..

  • 13 The gardens

    Nature and gardens

    Larbo Palacio P - 2760 Queluz

    These gardens, designed by Robillon in the style of Le Nôtre, are enlivened with sculpted box, cypresses, statues and large flowerbeds around water features. From the Amphitrite pool, the view is very pleasant over the Neptune pool. Down below is a p..

  • 14 Peninha

    Nature and gardens

    P - 2710 Sintra

    On this peak (486 m) stands a small chapel. From the terrace, there is a panoramic view. In the foreground is the huge beach at Guincho.

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