Sintra is a quaint, magical little Portuguese town and has a long history of being a quick escape from Lisbon. For years, Portugal’s royal families and wealthy citizens flocked to Sintra.

Spend a full day exploring charming Sintra's popular sites like the National Palace, Moorish Castle, Park and Palace of Pena, and Quinta da Regaleira.

You can reach Sintra by train from Lisbon in about 45 minutes. From the Sintra train station, you can take a short bus ride or take a 10-minute walk into town.

How to get to Sintra:

The National Palace of Sintra is the oldest surviving royal palace in Portugal!

National Palace of Sintra:

The Moorish Castle (Castelo dos Mouros) is a thousand-year-old ruins of a castle. Built by the Moors centuries ago, the castle was seized by the Christian forces in 1147.

Moorish Castle:

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

With its place high on the hill, visitors are treated to breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon, the Tagus River, and the surrounding Portuguese countryside.

Pena Palace:

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