Sintra, Portugal

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

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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. 

How to get to Sintra:

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

National Palace of Sintra:

The National Palace (Palácio Nacional) of Sintra dates back to Moorish times. National Palace of Sintra is the oldest surviving royal palace in Portugal!

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Moorish Castle:

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.

Pena Palace:

The Pena Palace (Palácio de Pena) is perched upon a hill, high above Sintra. This brightly colored palace was built in mid-1800 by the German-born, Portuguese prince, Prince Ferdinand.

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Quinta da Regaleira:

The Quinta da Regaleira mansion and gardens were built in 1912. With Neo-Manueline, Neo-Gothic, and Neo-Renaissance designs, the eclectic and opulent mansion show the wealth of the previous tenant, a monarchist.

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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