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Attractions in the Sintra region have re-opened! Please note that some COVID-19 measures may be implemented across venues.

Top 5 things to do in Sintra

Park and National Palace of Pena
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Park and National Palace of Pena
This 16th-century monastery was transformed into a royal palace by King Ferdinand II. Not known for his subtlety, Ferdinand's folly is a no-holds-barred tribute to the wealth and influence of 19th-century Portugal. A testament to the power of imagination (and money), the castle is surrounded by 500 acres of plants and maze-like pathways.
Castelo dos Mouros Sintra
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Castelo dos Mouros Sintra
Castelo dos Mouros Sintra, also known as the Castle of the Moors, is a top attraction in the district of Lisbon, located at the top of the hill overlooking the city. It was built in the 10th century and visitors can see the architectural remains of Moorish residences, artifacts from the Bronze and Iron Ages and more.
Monserrate Palace, Sintra
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Monserrate Palace, Sintra
The Monserrate Palace was the traditional summer retreat for the Portuguese court. Visitors can explore this exotic palatial villa, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site, located near Sintra, Portugal. It's easy to reach on the train from central Lisbon.
National Palace of Sintra
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National Palace of Sintra
The National Palace of Sintra has a thousand-year history. In fact, the original Moorish Palace belonged to the Portuguese Crown, after the conquest of Lisbon in 1147. Sintra has some of the country's most incredible architecture, and it's just a short train or car ride from Lisbon.
National Palace and Gardens of Queluz
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National Palace and Gardens of Queluz
The National Palace and Gardens of Queluz is a showcase for the grandeur of the 18th-century Portuguese royal family. The garden and palace of this Designated National Monument were designed in tandem, so that the interior feels like a continuation of the exterior, and vice versa!

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