Sintra Meio Dia
Mid-Day (4 hours) From 150€
The magnificent town of Sintra is all magical and full of splendor - a romantic kingdom where majestic palaces, a castle of fairy tales, regal estates and fascinating mansions emerge amid lush hills and forests.
Characterized by its singular charm and serenity, the town of Sintra offers stunning scenery with its vast rocky mountain range, dense vegetation and pristine beaches. For five centuries, Portuguese royalty used its sumptuous mansions and luxury properties as summer homes to enjoy the fresh air and the refreshing microclimate of the mountain, escaping the city heat. In times described by the English poet Lord Byron as a "Glorious Eden", this dreamlike and fantastic land continues to attract great writers and filmmakers, who find inspiration both in the incomparable beauty of Sintra and in its legends and history.
The historic center of Sintra is an open-air museum filled with magnificent treasures such as the luxurious gardens, the 18th century Capuchin Convent, the Monserrate Park and several museums.
The National Palace is in the historical center, impressive monument, known for being the only royal palace of the country, of medieval origin, which remains intact. The splendid combination of styles - Moorish, Gothic and Manueline - as well as its richly ornamented rooms, Oriental tiles, delicate paintings, antique furniture and beautiful tapestries are well worth a visit to this palace. However, the most notorious features of this monument are the two tall conical chimneys - a true landmark in the misty air of Sintra.
Snaking along one of the peaks of the mountain, stands the Castle of the Moors, dating back to the VIII-XIX centuries and is a testament to Portugal's past. Conquered by King D. Afonso Henriques in 1147 and restored by order of King Ferdinand II in 1839, this colossal military structure remained preserved over time. Note the austere towers, the original cistern and the castle's extraordinary battlements, from which you can admire wonderful panoramic views over the city.
The eccentric Palácio da Pena, one of the former libraries of the Sintra landscape, is considered one of the most original architectural masterpieces in Portugal. It reminiscent of a palace of fairy tales and displays a fusion of Gothic, Manueline, Moorish and Indian styles. It dates back to the 19th century and is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, containing a series of exotic turrets, bastions and pastel domes, windows with carefully crafted frames and glittering pinnacles. Built by King Ferdinand II and Queen Mary for the purpose of creating an idyllic retreat for royalty, this romantic palace houses Victorian-style rooms, trompe-d'oeils, royal furniture and beautifully manicured gardens.
1/2 PAX = 150€
3/4 PAX = 180€
5/6 PAX = 220€
7/8 PAX = 300€
Map (Latitude: 38.7128792, Longitude: -9.1388917)