Three reasons to go
- Jaw-dropping viewpoints are in abundance, especially the one at the highest point in the Serra de Sintra, a 30 minute walk from Pena Palace.
- Beautiful Moorish and 19th century architecture can be viewed here, particularly at the town's iconic palaces and age-old castles.
- Sintra's walkways, lush green forestry and fairy-tale atmosphere make this a great spot for those seeking romance.
How to get there
Take the train from Lisbon's Rossio station. You'll arrive in approximately 40 minutes.
Rent a car and drive west out of Lisbon. You'll arrive in approximately 30 minutes (33km).
Situated in the foothills of the Sintra Mountains west of Lisbon.