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#1 of 24 attractions in Sintra
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Castles; Architectural Buildings; Gardens

Few places in the world can envoke a sense of magic and mystery as does Sintra.  From  magical forests to romantic palaces Sintra never fails to seduce.  One of the true gems of... more »

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#2 of 24 attractions in Sintra
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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#3 of 24 attractions in Sintra
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Castles; Historic Sites

Palacio Nacional da Pena The Palacio Nacional da Pena is located at Estrada da Pena, which is on the upper part of the Parque da Pena. The palace is a National Monument and is a... more »

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#4 of 24 attractions in Sintra
Category: Castles
Owner description: Considered to be one of the oldest castles in Portugal, this structure dates back to the times of the Moor occupation from... more » Owner description: Considered to be one of the oldest castles in Portugal, this structure dates back to the times of the Moor occupation from the 7th-century AD; a walk up its 500 steps of the royal tower is recommended for some incredible views. « less
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#5 of 24 attractions in Sintra
Category: Parks; Castles
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#6 of 24 attractions in Sintra
Category: Parks
Owner description: Located a short distance from the historical center of Sintra, these magnificent gardens that surround the Pena Palace... more » Owner description: Located a short distance from the historical center of Sintra, these magnificent gardens that surround the Pena Palace display a wide variety of exotic plants, from rare arboreal species of the Northern climates to subtropical plants and flowers. « less
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#7 of 24 attractions in Sintra
Category: Parks
Owner description: Parques de Sintra - Monte da Lua, S.A. (PSML) is a state-owned company, established in 2000, following UNESCO's recognition... more » Owner description: Parques de Sintra - Monte da Lua, S.A. (PSML) is a state-owned company, established in 2000, following UNESCO's recognition of the Cultural Landscape of Sintra as a World Heritage site in 1995. The natural and cultural values managed by this company are the Park and Palace of Pena, the Chalet of the Countess of Edla, the Park and Palace of Monserrate, the Gardens and Palace of Queluz, the National Palace of Sintra, the Moorish Castle, the Convent of the Capuchos and the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art. The Company's creation aimed at assembling the public institutions responsible for preserving and enhancing the region's natural and cultural heritage. PSML has been entrusted with responsibility for the management of the State's main properties in the area. Because it does not resort to the State Budget, PSML depends entirely on proceeds from the tickets sale, shops, cafeterias and hiring of venues for events, in order to restore, maintain and promote the heritage it manages. « less
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#8 of 24 attractions in Sintra
Category: Beaches
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#9 of 24 attractions in Sintra
Category: National Parks
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#10 of 24 attractions in Sintra
Category: Historic Sites; Religious Sites
Owner description: The "Capuchos Convent" or "Cork Convent" was established in 1560 by Dom Alvaro de Castro, Counsellor of State to King... more » Owner description: The "Capuchos Convent" or "Cork Convent" was established in 1560 by Dom Alvaro de Castro, Counsellor of State to King Sebastiao, with the name Convento de Santa Cruz da Serra de Sintra. It is noteworthy for the extreme poverty of its construction, which represents the ideal of the Order of St. Francis of Assisi, and for the extensive use of cork in the protection and decoration of its small spaces. « less
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#11 of 24 attractions in Sintra
Category: Historic Sites

Royal Palace The Royal Palace is located at Largo Rainha Dona Amélia. It is the only royal palace from the Middle Ages that survives in Portugal. Sintra is beautiful and fresh and... more »

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#12 of 24 attractions in Sintra
Category: Scenic Drives
Owner description: Wana TukTuk? - Come and meet the region of Sintra and Cascais in a romantic and fun vehicle, accompanied by local drivers and... more » Owner description: Wana TukTuk? - Come and meet the region of Sintra and Cascais in a romantic and fun vehicle, accompanied by local drivers and knowledgeable of the "secrets" of the region. The available circuits coincide with the routes of the Monuments of Sintra, so you can visit them. A different and personalized ride, with prices starting from € 30 for three people. « less
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#13 of 24 attractions in Sintra
Category: Beaches
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#14 of 24 attractions in Sintra
Category: Beaches
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#15 of 24 attractions in Sintra
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#16 of 24 attractions in Sintra
Category: Specialty Museums
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#17 of 24 attractions in Sintra
Category: Museums
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#18 of 24 attractions in Sintra
Category: Religious Sites
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#19 of 24 attractions in Sintra
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: Portugal's first contemporary art museum houses a fine collection of 20th-century painting and sculpture gathered together by... more » Owner description: Portugal's first contemporary art museum houses a fine collection of 20th-century painting and sculpture gathered together by financier José Berardo. « less
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#20 of 24 attractions in Sintra
Category: Monuments/ Statues
#21 of 24 attractions in Sintra
Category: Monuments/ Statues
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#22 of 24 attractions in Sintra
  • beautiful place 04/03/2014
Owner description: The Sintra Live Science Centre (Centro Ciencia Viva de Sintra) invites public of all ages to explore a dynamic and... more » Owner description: The Sintra Live Science Centre (Centro Ciencia Viva de Sintra) invites public of all ages to explore a dynamic and interactive museum. Do it on you own, or as part of a family outing, in one of the most emblematic areas of Portugal - Sintra. The Centre has 29 interactive units focusing on several science and technology topics: water, the human body, physics phenomena,environment and astronomy. « less
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#23 of 24 attractions in Sintra
Category: Art Museums
The Texeira studio is now an art musuem displaying their collection of marble art.
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Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
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