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Top 14 Things to Do and See in Sintra, Portugal

Aishwarya Karwa Aug 1, 2019
Located in Lisbon, the vivid city of Sintra has historically significant castles, palaces nestled in the valleys and gorgeous green parks. The place also offers various enticing must-do things. A vacation trip to Sintra deserves to appear on the top in every traveler's itinerary.

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Visit one of Sintra's easily the most popular places - The Pena Palace. Standing on the colorful walls, it is equally striking on the inside.

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Located on the peak of Sintra mountains, the Castle of the Moors is hike-worthy location. Enjoy the picturesque views from the castle's top!

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Climb to the iconic - Cruz Alta, the highest point in Sintra mountains from where you can view the entire city.

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Go see the glorious Fairy Tale pink Palace of Monserrate engulfed by lush green gardens. Its architecture drew inspiration from Gothic-style construction.

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Savour National Palace of Queluz's baroque and rococo type structure. Its interior is adorned with radiant frescoes and aureus stuccowork.

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Visit the beautiful Quinta da Regaleira Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It houses a lavish park festooned with exquisite constructions.

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Take a tour of another UNESCO acknowledged site, the Sintra National Palace which is now a historic house museum.

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Explore one of the many exquisite constructions at Quinta da Regaleira Palace, the Initiation Well which is said to be built as a water resource.

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Soak up the sun at Praia da Ursa, one of the stunning beaches in Sintra. The waves crashing upon the rugged cliffs are a sight to behold.

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Visit the Cabo da Roca located on the coastal Sintra. It happens to be equally spectacular as the city of Sintra.

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Stop by the tiny village of Azenhas do Mar, a seashore heaven situated near the coast of Sintra.
Get entranced with the beauty of UNESCO world heritage site, the historic botanical garden of Regaleira Palace. The unique structures in this garden are sure to evoke a sense of awe among its visitors.
Explore Sintra in a truly Sintra-way, travel through the famous Sintra Tram designed for the tourists.
Don't forget to relish your taste buds with the delectable queijadas, an exclusive dessert recipe famously prepared in Sintra.