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Sintra

Highly recommended
Sintra
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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
Palacio Nacional de Queluz
Queluz
1:30
Palacio Nacional de Pena Palacio Nacional de Pena
Palacio Nacional de Pena
Sintra
1:30
Quinta da Regaleira Quinta da Regaleira
Quinta da Regaleira
Sintra
1:30
Palacio Nacional Palacio Nacional
Palacio Nacional
Sintra
1:30
Pena Park Pena Park
Pena Park
Sintra
1:30
Serra de Sintra Serra de Sintra
Serra de Sintra
Sintra
4:00

Our reports

Portugal: mystical marriage at Sintra

Lush green gardens, tropical flora and fairytale palaces – the charms of Sintra have a magical quality. Just a few kilometres outside Lisbon, this enchanting site bewitched kings and poets, and of late, wedding couples.
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