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Once a hot spot destination for Portuguese royalty—Lord Byron called it a “glorious Eden”—Sintra is widely acclaimed as one of Portugal's most beautiful destinations, full of gardens, tiled villas, colorful palaces, and neo-Gothic structures, all surrounded by verdant hills rolling toward the Atlantic Ocean.More

Pena National Palace (Palacio Nacional da Pena)

The crown jewel of UNESCO-listed Sintra, Pena National Palace (Palacio Nacional da Pena) never fails to inspire. The fanciful red and yellow palace is an exotic mix of Gothic, Egyptian, Moorish, and Renaissance elements, commissioned by King Ferdinand II and completed in 1854 on a hilltop high above Sintra.More

Sintra National Palace (Palácio Nacional de Sintra)

For more than 1,000 years, Sintra National Palace has presided over the town center. Notable for its white facade, conical chimneys, and intricately tiled chapel, this house-museum is one of the best-preserved medieval royal residences in Portugal and serves as a quieter alternative to nearby Pena Palace.More

Castle of the Moors (Castelo dos Mouros)

Perched atop Sintra with stunning views to the Atlantic, the 8th-century Castle of the Moors (Castelo dos Mouros) was built by the eponymous people during their reign in Portugal. It fell into disrepair after the Christian conquest, yet the partially restored fortress is a favorite among travelers for its rich history and panoramic views.More

Monserrate Palace (Palacio de Monserrate)

Tucked away in the mountains of Sintra is Monserrate Palace (Palacio de Monserrate), once the summer resort of the Portuguese court. The villa, designed with Indian, Moorish, and Gothic influences, is also home to a garden filled with exotic plants from all over the world—one of the most extensive botanic gardens in Portugal and Europe.More

Quinta da Regaleira

An elegant Romantic-era palace estate, the Quinta da Regaleira is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a highly popular attraction within the cultural landscape of Sintra. The palace is surrounded by elaborate gardens filled with grottoes and fountains; but the quinta’s spiraling Initiation Well is its most iconic—and most mysterious—feature.More

Chalet and Garden of the Countess D'Edla (Chalet e Jardim da Condessa D'Edla)

The Chalet of the Countess d’Edla is an Alpine-style building set in the forested grounds of Pena Park that surround the UNESCO-listed Pena National Palace. Visit to see the building’s Portuguese azulejo tiles, murals, and traditional cork decor and to take in views of the surrounding park.More

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