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Sintra Municipality

4.3
Castles · Architectural Buildings · Scenic Walking Areas
The Portuguese royalty recognized the natural beauty of Sintra Municipality centuries ago, building a lavish palace and gardens there to serve as one of their summer retreats. The World Heritage-listed municipality sits at the foothills of forest-covered mountains, a huge draw for hikers and nature lovers. The hills overlooking the town also boast well-preserved remains of a Moorish castle, originally constructed sometime in the 9th century. Sintra serves as a good base for exploring the region and draws throngs of day-trippers from nearby Lisbon. Beat the crowds by timing your sightseeing tour for early in the morning, or immerse yourself in local history and culture by settling in one of the municipality's serene villages. Use our Portugal trip planner to plan your trip to Sintra Municipality and other destinations in Portugal.
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Places to visit in Sintra Municipality

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Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castle
Castelo dos Mouros Sintra
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Castle
Quinta da Regaleira Sintra
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Sintra National Palace ©
Architectural Building
Sintra National Palace Sintra
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Castle
Park and National Palace of Pena Sintra
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Sintra Municipality

Parque de Monserrate ©
National Park
Parque de Monserrate Sintra
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours Sintra
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
Praia da ursa ©
Beach
Praia da ursa Sintra
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Chalet da Condessa D’Edla ©
Historic Site
Chalet da Condessa D’Edla Sintra
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Sintra Municipality

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Centro Historico de Sintra
Historic Walking Area
Centro Historico de Sintra Sintra
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
National Palace of Queluz ©
Historic Site
National Palace of Queluz Queluz
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Santuário da Peninha ©
Religious Site
Santuário da Peninha Sintra
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Farol do cabo da Roca ©
Lighthouse
Farol do cabo da Roca Sintra
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Sintra Municipality

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Museu do Ar - Sintra ©
Military Museum
Museu do Ar - Sintra Sintra
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
MU.SA - Museu de Artes de Sintra ©
Art Museum
MU.SA - Museu de Artes de Sintra Sintra
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
NewsMuseum ©
Specialty Museum
NewsMuseum Sintra
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Sinistra
Art Gallery
Sinistra Sintra
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Sintra Municipality

Praia Grande ©
Beach
Praia Grande Sintra
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Praia da Adraga ©
Beach
Praia da Adraga Almocageme
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Praia das Azenhas do Mar
Beach
Praia das Azenhas do Mar Colares
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Beaches in Sintra Municipality

Praia Sao Juliao ©
Beach
Praia Sao Juliao Sintra
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Praia da Samarra ©
Beach
Praia da Samarra Sintra
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Praia do Magoito ©
Beach
Praia do Magoito Sintra
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
Comboio Turístico de Sintra ©
Rail Tour
Comboio Turístico de Sintra Sintra
3.5
Duration: 1 hour
Cabo da Roca ©
Scenic Walking Area
Cabo da Roca Colares
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Palacio de Monserrate ©
Architectural Building
Palacio de Monserrate Sintra
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Sintra Railway Station
Architectural Building
Sintra Railway Station Sintra
3.5
Duration: 30 minutes