Sintra (KeyTip....30+ min drive without traffic issues, but there will be some as its the busiest highway in Europe. Also there is a lack of parking once you arrive in Sintra so take the train at Rossio Station to get there.) The place is magical with its Villas, Castles, Estates & Royal Retreats that even the Romans were so enamoured with the area they named it after Cynthia ( who was the Goddess of the Moon.) There is so much to see here but my picks would be....A) The Castle of the Moors, it was built in the 8th & 9th centuries and throughout the years has been brought back for all to enjoy. B) Pena National Palace, which on a clear day can been seen from Lisbon as it sits on top a hill overlooking Sintra and its a UNESCO World Heritage Site. C) Monserrate Palace, it was a villa built in the 1800s D) Seteais Palace constructed in the 1700s and now a upscale Hotel/Restaurant and another World Heritage Site. But whatever you so decide to explore people, you will not be disappointed that you made the trek to Sintra!
|Trying some samples lol|