Dotted with fairytale palaces, incredible vistas, and notable museum collections. Sintra is home to one of the most iconic and best-known images of this entire country, such as the Pena Palace, one of the world’s best examples of Romantic architecture from the nineteenth century.
Perched high on a hilltop above the town, seemingly emerging directly from the greenery at its summit, the Pena Palace is a protected national monument, both a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the official Seven Wonders of Portugal.
In the main square is the National Palace, dating from the 14th century, its two gigantic conical chimneys are the town’s most recognizable landmarks. And when it comes to choosing where to eat and drink, there are plenty of things to do in Sintra after dark. Restaurants in Sintra form the basis of the town’s nightlife, with plenty to choose from for every taste and budget to meet the wants and needs of the most discerning of visitors.
Sintra, Portugal, is a place of magic, myths and mystery – this is a must visit