Ahhhh Sintra, home to castles that once housed Portugal’s monarchs including the stunning red, purple and yellow Pena Palace, Quinta de Regaleira, the Moorish Castle and the Monserrate Palace (just to name a few). Its landscape and combination of Romantic, Gothic, Egyptian, Moorish and Renaissance architectural elements has led Sintra to be classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is only a hop and skip away from Lisbon and is a popular day trip destination for those visiting the Portugese riviera.
We made it to Portugal in 2017 and I can tell you this much: Sintra is everything that I imagined and much, much more. Click here for my guide to planning a day trip to Sintra from Lisbon. I’ve put together a gallery of photos of Sintra to remind me of this wondrous place, and hopefully inspire you to visit Portugal sooner rather than later as well.
Have you been to Sintra? What did you think? Tell me all about it in the comments section below!
Headed to Portugal? You might also like these guides:
- Read my guide to planning a day trip from Lisbon to Sintra
- Spending some time in Lisbon? Make sure you avoid these common Lisbon travel mistakes
- Portugal is massive…not sure where to start? Check out this 10 day Portugal itinerary from the Algarve to Porto for some ideas
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