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Lisbon

capital city of Portugal

29km

38.7071-9.1353
Sights

Castle of the Moors

One of the highlights of Sintra not to be missed. Ruins of a castle built by the Moors from the 10th century onwards. Apparently, when Cascais was under the rule of Sintra, a huge fire would be lit here annually to remind the people of Cascais that the Moorish Castle is there to protect them. There isn’t much inside the castle but the views from around 400 m above sea level are stunning. Be careful on the walls though, they’re very narrow in places and lack any safety railings...

434m

38.7925-9.38944444

Pena Palace

Beautiful example of pseudo-Moorish Romantic architecture. The facades were completely restored in January 2015, so it is well-worth a visit. You can walk there from Sintra in about an hour (uphill!) or catch a bus. You can see a good collection of furniture and the royal apartments. Note that there are often sizeable queues (over an hour) to visit the interior of the palace and no photos are allowed inside. The exterior of the palace and adjoining chapel can be visited without queuing. Surrounding the palace is a huge park which is much quieter, and can be explored on foot or by a small tourist train service. The Chalet decorated with bark is particularly worth visiting, and the greenhouses, stables and lakes are pleasant.

830m

38.78777778-9.39055556

Circuito do Estoril

motorsport track in Portugal

4.1km

38.75083333-9.39416667

Convent of the Capuchos (Sintra)

building in Sintra, Lisbon District, Portugal

5.4km

38.78443611-9.43825556

Cascais

municipality and town of Portugal

8.9km

38.7-9.41666667

Boca do Inferno

10km

38.69111111-9.43111111

Cabo da Roca

cape

12km

38.78083333-9.50055556

Peniche, Portugal

municipality and city in Portugal

47km

39.35-9.36666667

Sanctuary of Our Lady of Nazaré

church in Nazaré, Portugal

77km

39.6055-9.0767

Batalha Monastery

building in Batalha, Leiria District, Portugal

97km

39.65916667-8.82611111

Basilica of the Holy Trinity (Fátima)

This is the newest Roman Catholic church and minor basilica in the Sanctuary of Fátima. It includes the chapels of reconciliation (confessions).

107km

39.62930556-8.67583333

Sanctuary of Fátima

in Portugal

107km

39.63213056-8.67178611

Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary (Fátima)

Contains the tombs of two of the little shepherds Francisco and Jacinta Marto (who died in 1919-1920), as well as the tomb of Sister Lucia (who died in 2005).

107km

39.6323-8.6718

Tomar

municipality and city in Portugal

128km

39.6-8.41666667

Almendres Cromlech

stone circle in Évora, Portugal

149km

38.557475-8.06111944

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Sintra

Portugal
Sintra is a town in the Lisbon Region of Portugal. Its spectacular setting, 28 km from Lisbon, houses a Royal Palace, used by generations of Portuguese royalty prior to the 1910 revolution. The surrounding hills are surmounted by the remains of the Moorish Castle and by the 19th century Pena Palace. Historic Sintra is an heritage patrimony site declared by UNESCO.

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