Sintra Top Of The Mountain
Located about 30 minutes northwest of Lisbon, this lovely town is a must-do day trip. World-famous for its incredible architecture which looks like it’s been taken out of a fairytale, it is considered an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a walk through the narrow old town where many painters worked and were inspired for hundreds of years.
Situated within pine-covered hills, the town also offers amazing hiking trails for visiting its numerous sights or just enjoying the stunning views and incredible nature.
→Palácio da Pena– Romanist palace from the XIX century, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal. The castle stands on the top of a hill in the Sintra Mountains above the town, and on a clear day it can be easily seen from Lisbon and much of its metropolitan area.
→Castelo dos Mouros: The Castelo dos Mouros, the Moors Castle, is one of the most picturesque castles in Portugal due to the surrounding forest and rocky mountainside, sitting upon Sintra’s illustrious mountain top, right across from the renowned Pena Palace. The name sort of gives it away, however it was built by the moors during the 8th and 9th century and stood guard over the entire land of Sintra.
→Cabo da Roca: Is a cape which forms the westernmost point of the Sintra Mountain Range, of mainland Portugal, of continental Europe, and of the Eurasian landmass.
Transportation by Bus
Entrance to Pena Palace and Moors Castle
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