Sintra

Magical place, where the past blends with the present and the Kingdom of fantasy mingles with reality, Sintra is classified by UNESCO as Cultural and Landscape heritage of humanity. The Serra de Sintra, with an area of 10 by five kilometers, is one of the ex-libris of the zone. The various farms, palaces, viewpoints and trails that have been being built makes this saw a place extremely rich architectural, historical and environmental level. Of the various existing monuments in the municipality, a few stand out for their beauty and sumptuousness: Pena National Palace, the Palace of Seteais, the Monserrate Palace and the Capuchos convent. Due to its beauty and wealth, Sintra was populated from an early age. The first references date back to the prehistoric times, leaving some monuments to prove it: the megalithic monument of Tholos of Monk, the Neolithic Dolmen de Monte Abraao, the Neolithic menhirs of the barrier, the Neolithic Dolmen de Agualva and the dolmen of stretch marks. Later, the Roman occupation left so many traces: the Roman bridge, the stretch of Roman road, the villa of São Miguel de Odrinhas, Armés, the Beautiful and the fortified village of Olelas. The gastronomic level, Sintra boasts delicious delicacies such as roast lamb, pork at Mercês, the veal to Sintra, the stew of Daffodil and alcaboz and, for dessert, the Sintra's cheesecakes, the pillows and fluffy. To accompany, taste the famous wine of Necklaces. Completing the tourist offer of this beautiful location, especially its beaches of clear waters: the Cabo da Roca, the praia das Maçãs, praia da Aguda, praia de São Julião and praia da Adraga. Be sure to visit the village of Azenhas do Mar, with a small beach with rocks and natural pools.

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Tivoli Palácio de Seteais Sintra Hotel
Tivoli Palácio de Seteais Sintra Hotel

5 star

Luxury Hotel installed in Seteais, an example of late 18th century architecture. This space, situated in a quiet and very beautiful around Sintra, combines tra…

Penha Longa Resort
Penha Longa Resort

5 star

The Penha Longa Hotel Spa Golf Resort has a magnificent & serra de Sintra as inspiration. Absorbs the mysticism of these stops and turns them into spaces of gr…

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Vila Galé Sintra

5 star

Rodeado de zonas verdes e com uma deslumbrante vista para o Palácio da Pena, o Vila Galé Sintra distingue-se pela forte componente de wellness e bem-estar. A v…

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