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Pena National Palace, Sintra, Portugal

Sintra

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Introduction

Sintra is named after the mountainous range that stretches away behind the town – but it's the Palácio da Pena, the region's most famous landmark, that brings flocks of visitors each year. 

Its pastel fairy-tale rampart is a concoction of architectural delights that tower over the lower town and the whole region is a World Heritage site, incorporating the historic town and surrounding parkland. Pena Park also houses the Queen's Garden, filled with plant species from all over the world, while the Sintra Cascais National Park is home to some of Portugal's most unspoilt wildernesses.

Queluz National Palace, Sintra

The town itself is pure charm with its National Palace, Moorish castle and Capuchos convent, as well as the Iberian Peninsula's oldest hotel that was once a retreat of Lord Byron.

 

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Top itineraries in Sintra

Portimao Harbour, Algarve, Portugal

Portugal North to South

11-day Independent tour with private driver

Complete with the services of a private driver, this independent tour takes in the best of Portugal's culture and cuisine, bringing you from north to south between historic towns and cities, sprawling vineyards and picturesque coastlines.

Top places to stay in Sintra

Detail, diplomatic double suite, Tivoli Palácio de Seteais, Sintra

Tivoli Palácio de Seteais, Sintra

Guide price from £935 pp

Step back to the indulgence of Portugal’s aristocratic past with the Tivoli Palácio’s fresco-framed ballrooms, tapestry-furnished rooms and stunning grounds, complete with mazes and swimming pools.

Exterior, Penha Longa

Penha Longa Resort, Sintra

Guide price from £600 pp incl. flights

A sleek and contemporary resort with a fine-dining restaurant and a host of leisure facilities set amid 300 acres of lush gardens near Portugal's Estoril coast.

Sintra articles

Lisbon

Our favourite Portugal routes through Lisbon, Madeira & the Azores

Every year on 10th June, Portugal celebrates its annual national holiday, Portugal Day. In honour, we’ve picked our favourite routes through Portugal to immerse yourself in the historic pousadas, cobblestone villages and world-class gastronomy of this Iberian gem.

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