The home of magic
A short hop away from central Lisbon, Sintra is Europe´s western frontier, famous for its castels, palaces, and wonderful tales of mystery and magic, that inspired countless writers, poets and painters. With breathtaking views and proximity to the Atlantic coast, Sintra is a UNESCO landmark and perhaps Portugal’s most famous and cherished small village.
Serra de Sintra offers unforgettable landscapes and experiences to everyone. With over 14,000 hectares, this protected area is home to unique and magnificent flora and fauna with hundreds of terrestrial, flying and aquatic species. A true ecological refuge and a world symbol of the golden era of Romanticism, is a wonderful destination to explore and to fall in love with its natural beauty.
Azenhas do Mar, Praia das Maçãs, Praia da Ursa and many others. Whatever your choice, you are certain to find your paradise in these havens of sand and sea, long a favorite destination for royalty. In addition to refreshing dips in crystal clear waters and excellent conditions for the practice of water sports, you will also be dazzled by the imposing rocks and cliffs, which lend even more magic to this region.
Sintra is a testament to almost every period of Portuguese history, from the Paleolithic era up to the 19th century. Palácio da Pena, built by King Fernando Saxe-Coburgo-Gota, the mystical Quinta da Regaleira, built in 1697, in neo-Gothic and the celebrated neo-Manueline style, and the Castle of Moors, one of the most beautiful and ancient in the country, dating from the Arab occupation of the Iberian Peninsula, are just a few of the iconic monuments of Sintra. A remarkable ensemble of architectural, historical and landscape jewels that make Sintra a very special destination of extraordinary public interest.