Sintra is one of the most popular day trips from Lisbon. It offers a great variety of cultural building combined with a beautiful landscape.
The train is the cheapest way to travel between Lisbon and Sintra with services every 15 minutes from Lisbon’s Rossio Station. You can also rent a car and take the IC19 until Sintra, or go next to the sea by Avenida Marginal, its the longest way but its worth it.
Arriving to Sintra you have a lot to discover. Starting in the Historic Town Centre, stands the Royal Palace (Paço Real), one of the many monumental buildings of the region. To walk through the centre of the town is to travel through a magical world, full of extremely rich details. All this surrounded and watched over by the grandeur of the Serra de Sintra, with its luxurious, which offers endless different walks.
Sintra has unique examples of parks and gardens and has influenced many European landscapes. Highlights are the Pena Park (Parque da Pena) and the Monserrate Palace and its gardens (Palácio de Monserrate). High in the Serra you can find the National Palace of Pena (Palácio da Pena), the most complete and notable example of Portuguese Romantic architecture. Before you leave Sintra make sure you visit the Moors Castle (Castelo dos Mouros), and have a stop in the Café Piriquita to try de famous “travesseiros de Sintra”. You won’t regret!
The proximity of the sea also makes the region a unique destination, since it has some of the most beautiful Atlantic beaches, including Praia Grande and Praia das Maçãs and the most westerly point in mainland Europe, the Cabo da Roca.
So, if you intend to visit Lisbon, don’t miss a day trip to Sintra. And don’t forget – renting an apartment in Lisbon city centre allow you to combine the comfort and privacy of home life with an experience of the locals’ way of living. It is an interesting price-quality alternative to hotel rooms!
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