Lisbon is a charming and historical city to explore, but Sintra, a fairytale of a town, is located just 15-miles northwest of Lisbon.

With a quick 45-minute train ride (catch the train from Rossio Station in Lisbon), Sintra makes a great day trip from Lisbon. Keep reading for a mini guide to Sintra, Portugal!

Beautifully tiled walls, themed-rooms, elaborate floorplans, and clay-tiled roofs, and walking through this castle you can feel the centuries of history.

National Palace of Sintra:

With significant restoration, this castle upon the hill is intertwined with the surrounding forests and rocks, enchanting visitors.

Moorish Castle:

With the sun shining, fluffy clouds above us, and breathtaking views, a visit to the colorful Pena Palace was like a fairytale!

Pena Palace:

Walking through the magical gardens of the Quinta da Regaleira, visitors can experience caves, fountains, grottos, tunnels, wells, and underground walkways.

Quinta da Regaleira:

With fairytale castles, secret gardens, breathtaking views, and centuries of history, this charming town has been rightfully named an UNESCO World Heritage Site!

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