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Sintra is a beautiful and historic village in Portugal known for its stunning palaces, lush gardens, and picturesque landscapes. Here are 11 things to do in Sintra:



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Visit the Palace of Pena: Explore the colourful and

eclectic Pena Palace, perched on a hilltop with

panoramic views of Sintra and beyond.



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Discover Moorish Castle: Explore the ancient

ruins of this hilltop castleand take in the

breathtaking views of the surrounding area.



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Stroll through Sintra Historical Center: Wander through

the charming streets of Sintra’s center, with its

quaint shops,cafes, and restaurants.




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Explore Quinta da Regaleira: This enchanting

estate features a mystical garden, underground

tunnels, and the iconic Initiation Well.




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Appreciate the National Palace of Sintra:

Explore this historic palace known for its

distinctive twin chimneys and impressive rooms.




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Enjoy Monserrate Palace and Gardens:

Admire the exotic architecture and stunning

gardens of Monserrate Palace.





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Hike in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park:

Explore the natural beauty of the Sintra mountains

and coastal areas through a network of hiking trails.




Traditional pastry



Try traditional Portuguese pastries: Don’t miss

the opportunity to taste the famous pastries,

such as travesseiros and queijadas, in local bakeries.





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Admire the views at Cabo da Roca: Visit the

most western point of continental Europe,

offering dramatic cliffs and stunning sea views.





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Visit the Convent of the Capuchos:Explore this tiny

and charming convent set in the woods, known for

its modest and contemplative atmosphere.




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Take a tram ride:Enjoy a ride on the historic Sintra

tram, which connects the town to Praia das Maçãs,

offering picturesque views along the way.



Sintra is a treasure trove of history and natural beauty, offering a wide range of activities for travelers to enjoy.

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