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Sintra
Long the home of Portugal’s monarchs, Sintra is a magnificent town of marvelous historic mansions, all set against the backdrop of lush hills. Sintra’s many castles include the Palácio Nacional de Sintra (a main abode of Portuguese royalty until the early 20th century), the hilltop and storybook Palácio da Pena, Quinta de Regaleira (incorporating several architectural styles and with gorgeous surrounding gardens), the Castelo dos Mouros (Moorish Castle), and the Palácio de Monserrate.

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Quinta da Regaleira
Quinta da Regaleira
Classified as World Heritage by UNESCO and built at the turn of the 20th century, this romantic architectural complex is comprised of a Palace, a Chapel, and gardens with grottos.
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Castles; Gardens
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Park and National Palace of Pena
Park and National Palace of Pena
Attraction type: Castles
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Castle of the Moors
Castle of the Moors
Owner description: The Moorish Castle is a military fortification that bears witness to the Islamic presence in the region, and was probably constructed between the eighth and ninth centuries and... more Owner description: The Moorish Castle is a military fortification that bears witness to the Islamic presence in the region, and was probably constructed between the eighth and ninth centuries and later expanded after the Reconquista. Overlooking the town of Sintra, it served as a watchtower, guaranteeing the protection of Lisbon and its surroundings. less
Attraction type: Castles; Historic Sites
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Monserrate Palace
Monserrate Palace
Owner description: Not very far from the historic centre of Sintra is one of the most beautiful architectural and landscape Romantic creations in Portugal: the Park and Palace of Monserrate, unique... more Owner description: Not very far from the historic centre of Sintra is one of the most beautiful architectural and landscape Romantic creations in Portugal: the Park and Palace of Monserrate, unique representatives of 19th century eclecticism. less
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings
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Wonder Van
Wonder Van
Owner description: Wonder Van is a Tours & Transfers company located in Sintra and Ericeira. This arises in order to offer its customers a new experience of Tours, trips and events on board of a... more Owner description: Wonder Van is a Tours & Transfers company located in Sintra and Ericeira. This arises in order to offer its customers a new experience of Tours, trips and events on board of a classical car. For those who spend their holidays or simply for those who want to go for a ride, Wonder Van offers iconic cars of the 60s. These cars made history and are an excellent solution for those who want to have a diferent tour or sightseeing or also to be part of an event. You can also rent a classic van adapted with bed and start the adventure on your own! In addition to the car rental service. Wonder Van also features a custom transport service, jeep tours, transfers to Lisbon airport and Tours to suit your needs! Wonder Van organizes different tours with departures from Sintra, Cascais, Ericeira, Mafra and Lisbon and take you wherever you want on board one of its classic cars or in a 9 seats Mini Van! Choose your Tour and start your adventure with Wondervan! less
Attraction type: Cultural Tours; City Tours; Sightseeing Tours; Taxis & Shuttles
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Nau Palatina
Nau Palatina
Ranked #1 of 278 Restaurants in Sintra
Price: $9 - $29
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Portuguese
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Saudade
Saudade
Ranked #2 of 278 Restaurants in Sintra
Price: $6 - $22
Cuisines: Cafe, European, Portuguese, Soups
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Bacalhau na Vila
Bacalhau na Vila
Ranked #3 of 278 Restaurants in Sintra
Price: $6 - $12
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Restaurante O Lavrador
Restaurante O Lavrador
Ranked #4 of 278 Restaurants in Sintra
Price: $8 - $29
Cuisines: Steakhouse, European, Portuguese, Grill
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Bar Do Fundo
Bar Do Fundo
Ranked #5 of 278 Restaurants in Sintra
Price: $12 - $29
Cuisines: Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Moon Hill Hostel
2.0 of 5
Moon Hill Hostel
$44 - $109 (€37 - €93)
Ranked #1 of 32 Specialty Lodging in Sintra
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Casas da Biquinha
3.0 of 5
Casas da Biquinha
$47 - $86 (€40 - €73)
Ranked #2 of 32 Specialty Lodging in Sintra
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Almaa Sintra Hostel
Almaa Sintra Hostel
$20 - $59 (€17 - €50)
Ranked #4 of 32 Specialty Lodging in Sintra
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Chalet Saudade - Vintage Guest House
3.0 of 5
Chalet Saudade - Vintage Guest House
$62 - $132 (€53 - €112)
Ranked #1 of 43 Sintra B&B and Inns
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Casa do Valle
3.0 of 5
Casa do Valle
$80 - $114
Ranked #2 of 43 Sintra B&B and Inns
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Sintra 1012 Boutique Guest House
Sintra 1012 Boutique Guest House
$64 - $128 (€54 - €109)
Ranked #3 of 43 Sintra B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Sintra Boutique Hotel
4.0 of 5
Sintra Boutique Hotel
$108 - $190
Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Sintra
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Tivoli Palacio de Seteais
5.0 of 5
Tivoli Palacio de Seteais
$302 - $520 (€257 - €442)
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Sintra
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Pestana Sintra Golf
4.0 of 5
Pestana Sintra Golf
$78 - $138
Ranked #7 of 15 Hotels in Sintra
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