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Sintra

Sintra

A Portuguese fairytale.

Sintra is a town and municipality aproximately 30km from Lisbon and a must for any traveler visiting Portugal’s capital.

The town is located near a mountain (Serra de Sintra) and classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In and around the town there are many palaces and monuments with Sintra National Palace, Regaleira Palace, Pena Palace as well as a Moorish Castle being the most noteworthy.

The broader municipality includes beautiful beaches and some other landmarks, such as the Queluz National Palace.

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Good to Know

Region
Lisbon
Languages spoken
Portuguese, English (common as second language)
Population
377,835
Area (km2)
319.23 km2
Municipality since
1154

Key sights

  • Palácio Nacional de Sintra
  • Quinta da Regaleira
  • Castelo dos Mouros
  • Palácio da Pena
  • Palácio de Monserrate
  • Palácio de Queluz
  • Cabo da Roca
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