Sintra is a Portuguese parish, located in the District of Lisbon.
Occupying an area of 319.23 km ² of the area and has more than 381 728 inhabitants, divided into 11 parishes.
Located between Serras de Aire, Candeeiros and Montemuro, and naturally the Serra de Sintra. The highest point is in, the Sintra Mountains, and rises 528 meters above sea level.
The town of Sintra is known for the presence of romantic architecture, earning him a classification as a Cultural landscape of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage.
We can find in Sintra testimonies from virtually all periods of Portuguese history.
At the beginning of the 20th century, was a renowned vacation place and residence of aristocrats and millionaires.
Between the second half of the 19th century and the first decades of the 20th century, Sintra became a privileged place for artists who worked or sought inspiration.
Sintra has been recurrently dubbed the most beautiful village in the world by the poets, and renowned authors who visit there through the ages.
With sea view, the sunset is located in the Cabo da Roca. Situated 140 meters above sea level, is the westernmost point of the European continent. Is described, by our poet, Luís de Camões as the place “where the land ends and the sea begins”
The Fossil dune Magoito
Dinosaur footprints of the Praia Grande
Prehistoric monument of Praia das Apples
The megalithic monument Caught Long
Ruins of the ancient Roman dam of fine
Megalithic barrier set
Capuchos convent or Santa Cruz
Convento da Penha Longa
Convent of the Trinity
Convent of the Holy Trinity
Convent of Sant ‘ Ana da Ordem do Carmo
Peninha sanctuary or Chapel of Our Lady of Penha
Chapel of St. Lazarus
Chapel of Santo António
Capela da Misericórdia de Colares
Chapel of São Mamede de Janas
Hermitage of Santa Susana
Ermida de São Miguel de Odrinhas
Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Piedade
Old Castle of Necklaces
Forte da Roca or Cape of Roca
Forte do Espinhaço
Forte de Santa Maria do Magoito
Pena National Palace
Sintra National Palace or Palace of Vila
Palácio da Regaleira or Regaleira
The Royal Palace of Queluz or Queluz National Palace
Place of St. Euphemia da Serra
Sintra is also famous for gastronomic specialties with the pillows and Sintra’s cheesecakes.
Know you now a little bit more about Sintra. We invite you to come on a tour with Yellow Cab TT Tours.