Serra de Sintra

Located to the west of Lisbon, it belongs to the sedimentary line of the Estremadura. It is 10 kilometres long, five kilometres wide, has a perimeter of 30 kilometres and reaches its peak at na altitude of 540 metres, in Cruz Alta. It belongs to the Sintra/Cascais Natural Park and comprises two different sorts of landscapes: one is the wide agricultural area to the north of Colares that includes the plain of Sâo João das Lampas, the other is the shoreline between the mouth of the Falcão river and the Citadel of Cascais, ending in the Cape of Roca. Its natural beauty is magnificent, for the variety of its vegetation, trails and lakes and it is also quite rich culturally, for its enormous amount of monuments and farms.


Serra de Sintra


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Natural Resources near Serra de Sintra

Lagoa Azul

A small reservoir for watering. It is surrounded by local trees and vegetation, together with trees from other areas and a varied fauna. Nearby, one finds the …

Parque Natural de Sintra-Cascais

With a surface of 14,583 hectares, the Natural Park extends from the northern boundary of the municipality of Sintra, near the mouth of the river Hawk, to the …

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