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Sintra is one of the best places for a day-trip from Lisbon or Cascais. The town is an excellent destination to experience history, royalty and romance. The town is visited by innumerable visitors every year. The town is popular for its numerous palaces and castles. Sintra is located amidst pine draped hills and features cool climates. The town was a summer retreat for the royal families of Portugal. \r\n The National Palace is located in the heart of Sintra and is one of the oldest palaces in the country. Up the hills is located the Pena Palace and the remnants of the Moorish Castle. Sintra offers numerous hiking trails that give visitors an opportunity to explore the wilderness. Some other palaces to see in Sintra are Quinta da Regaleira, Royal Palace, Monserrate Palace, etc. The Toy Museum in Sintra is also a good place to visit especially when visiting the town with children. \r\n There are some good shopping streets and markets in Sintra where visitors can shop for ceramics, art and craft items. The area is also known for cork products and leather products. The best places to shop in Sintra include Sintra Bazaar, Sao Pedro market, Praca de Republica, etc. ...more

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    SINTRA CASCAIS TOUR Sintra is often described as the fairytale city, with more than ten national monuments and a lot of attractions. The colourful contrast between Pena Palace and the Moorish Castle is a must see. Our tours are a time machine where you will experience the presence of the Moorish and Islamic history. During your tour in Sintra in addition to the Moorish castle and Pena Palace, you will visit Quinta Regaleira. This historical site was built in 1904, designed by the Italian architect Luigi Manini the site contains a luxury palace, fascinating gardens, cave and lakes with mysterious signs referring Freemasonry, Templars and Illuminati. Your full day tour can’t be complete without visiting Cabo da Roca with the breathtaking view of the most western point in Europe. And finish the trip with visiting the charming village of Cascais. Make sure your cameras are ready. This tour offers you unique opportunities for photography. Our tours are also organized for Muslim visitors where we take care of your Halal meals and Prayers time. Highlights Tour duration: Full day (8-10) hours Explore Pena Palace, Moorish Castle and Quinta Regaleira. Experience the beautiful and unique Parque Natural de Sintra-Cascais. Visiting Cabo da Roca and the lighthouse. And taste the Portuguese gastronomy and seafood. You will be introduced to the shared and common Portuguese / Arabic Words and sayings. Included in the price: Tour guide Minivan or a car. Depends on the number of guests. Picnic Paloraid photos for the good memories. Pickup and drop off can be either Lisbon or Cascais Bottled water.

Description

Sintra is one of the best places for a day-trip from Lisbon or Cascais. The town is an excellent destination to experience history, royalty and romance. The town is visited by innumerable visitors every year. The town is popular for its numerous palaces and castles. Sintra is located amidst pine draped hills and features cool climates. The town was a summer retreat for the royal families of Portugal.

The National Palace is located in the heart of Sintra and is one of the oldest palaces in the country. Up the hills is located the Pena Palace and the remnants of the Moorish Castle. Sintra offers numerous hiking trails that give visitors an opportunity to explore the wilderness. Some other palaces to see in Sintra are Quinta da Regaleira, Royal Palace, Monserrate Palace, etc. The Toy Museum in Sintra is also a good place to visit especially when visiting the town with children.

There are some good shopping streets and markets in Sintra where visitors can shop for ceramics, art and craft items. The area is also known for cork products and leather products. The best places to shop in Sintra include Sintra Bazaar, Sao Pedro market, Praca de Republica, etc.

Nearby Airports

The nearest airport to Sintra is in Lisbon. The airport is about 29 Km from Sintra and can be reached easily. From Lisbon visitors can take trains, buses, taxis and private cars. A taxi ride from Lisbon Airport to Sintra takes about 1 to 1.5 hours and costs 45-55 Euros. Trains are available regularly from Lisbon and leave every 20 minutes.

Halal Restaurants

There are no halal restaurants in Sintra. There are a few vegetarian restaurants in the area like Soul Food and Tinkuy.

Mosques

There are no mosques in Sintra. The nearest mosque to Sintara is in Lisbon.

Things to Do and See in Sintra

  • Quinta da Regaleira
  • Royal Palace
  • Pena park with Pena Palace
  • Sintra National Palace
  • Queluz National Palace
  • Moorish Castle
  • Toy Museum
  • Monserrate Palace
  • Olga Cadaval cultural centre
  • Sintra-Cascais Natural Park
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