Lisbon
Sintra
Highly recommended
Sintra The Essential
Highly recommended
Situated not far from Lisbon, at the foot of the Serra de Sintra, topped by the ramparts of its Moorish Castle, this little town is dotted with bewitching fountains and parks... A stroll through its narrow streets bordered by aristocratic quintas (some covered with azulejos), amply demonstrates why this was the favourite seat of Portugal's kings. In the 19C, several English writers, including Lord Byron, chose to live here. Sintra is especially appealing in spring and autumn.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Sintra
Palacio Nacional de Queluz
Palacio Nacional de Queluz
Visitors to this palace are transported
90 minutes
Palacio Nacional de Pena
Palacio Nacional de Pena
Perched on one of the highest points on
90 minutes
Quinta da Regaleira
Quinta da Regaleira
On the site of an old 17C quinta, this
90 minutes
Serra de Sintra
Serra de Sintra
The beauty of the site has been
240 minutes
Cruz Alta
Cruz Alta
From the summit with its cross there is
60 minutes
Palacio Nacional
Palacio Nacional
An eclectic structure owing to the
90 minutes