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Sintra

4.3
Castles · Architectural Buildings · Historic Walking Areas

Popular things to do in Sintra

Quinta da Regaleira ©
Castle
Quinta da Regaleira
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castle
Castelo dos Mouros
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Castle
Park and National Palace of Pena
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Sintra National Palace ©
Architectural Building
Sintra National Palace
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style. Home to Portugal's royalty, the town boasts several palaces and parks, making it a destination for lovers of architecture, gardens, and history. Its famous 19th-century monuments and buildings have made Sintra a World Heritage Site, in addition to being a popular tourist destination for Portuguese and foreign travelers. Use our Portugal journey planner to plan your trip to Sintra and other destinations in Portugal.

Side trips from Sintra

Cabo da Roca ©
Scenic Walking Area
Cabo da Roca Colares
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Centro Historico de Cascais ©
Historic Walking Area
Centro Historico de Cascais Cascais
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Boca do Inferno ©
Geologic Formation
Boca do Inferno Cascais
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Obidos Village ©
Landmark
Obidos Village Obidos
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Sintra

Praia da ursa ©
Beach
Praia da ursa
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Centro Historico de Sintra
Historic Walking Area
Centro Historico de Sintra
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Parque de Monserrate ©
National Park
Parque de Monserrate
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.9
Duration: 4 hours

Museums in Sintra

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

Historic Sites in Sintra

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Farol do cabo da Roca ©
Lighthouse
Farol do cabo da Roca
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Santuário da Peninha ©
Religious Site
Santuário da Peninha
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Igreja da Ulgueira ©
Church
Igreja da Ulgueira
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Chalet da Condessa D’Edla ©
Historic Site
Chalet da Condessa D’Edla
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Sintra

Sintra Mountains ©
Mountain
Sintra Mountains
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Vale dos Lagos at Parque de Pena
Water Body
Vale dos Lagos at Parque de Pena
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
Quinta Da Ribafria
Forest
Quinta Da Ribafria
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Comboio Turístico de Sintra ©
Rail Tour
Comboio Turístico de Sintra
3.5
Duration: 1 hour
Parque Natural da Arrabida ©
National Park
Parque Natural da Arrabida Setubal
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Palacio de Monserrate ©
Architectural Building
Palacio de Monserrate
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Castelo de Óbidos ©
Castle
Castelo de Óbidos Obidos
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

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