Approximately 28 kilometres north-west of Lisbon you will find the extremely romantic town of Sintra
With a mild, humid climate and a picturesque location at the foot of the small coastal mountain range Sierra de Sintra, the region offers a popular summer resort and a charming landscape scenery for lovers. The not far away Atlantic coast, monuments and wooded hills meet in Sintra to an almost perfect combination
Winding paths that wind around the hills invite you to get to know and love Sintra's eccentric palaces of the Portuguese kings, its architectural landscape and its unique characteristic alleys on a tour
The cultural landscape, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the first European centre of romantic architecture and landscape design and fascinates with its magnificent cultural and historical sights. This is why Sintra is often called the "most charming place in Europe". Let the region with its great charm take you on a journey back to the time of the rich bourgeoisie and nobles who built their summer residence here.
Sintra sights: Not to be missed are the Paco Real (Royal Palace), the Palácio Nacional da Pena (Pena National Palace), the Castelo dos Mouros (Moorish Castle), the Palácio de Monserrate with its beautiful gardens and the incomparable Toy Museum ("Museu do Brinquedo")
Nightlife: Sintra at night is quiet and peaceful. Small restaurants typical for the country invite you to a cosy dinner. Those who want to enjoy a lot of nightlife and celebrate in discos and clubs should go to the nearby Lisbon.
Souvenirs: port wine, beautifully decorated tiles and ceramic articles, delicious cheesecake