Discover the Quinta da Regaleira near Sintra

Discover the Quinta da Regaleira near Sintra

If I were to have time for only one trip outside Lisbon, I would definitely take into consideration the wonderful city of Sintra. Discovering the Quinta da Regaleira near Sintra will for sure be an incredible journey for all of you. We have already mentioned the gardens of Regaleira, true oasis of relaxation, far away from the city. This post will focus more on the Palace of Quinta da Regaleira because the spot is absolutely amazing and you will hardly have any time to get bored. General ar... [ read more ]

Sintra by night

Sintra by night

Mostly known for its interesting museums and historical sights, Sintra is definitly not the party center of Portugal. However, despite the lack of fabulous clubs, Sintra by night is quite charming and romance is in the air, creating a special and intimate atmosphre for the locals and tourists. It is for sure the ideal spot if  you want to steal your girlfriend or boyfriend’s heart.   Start with a romantic stroll Sintra by night is absolutly wonderful, imagine strolling on the narrow c... [ read more ]

Shopping in Sintra

Shopping in Sintra

Sintra, an important historical center, home to UNESCO World Heritage landmarks like Sintra National Palace (the best preserved medieval Royal Palace in Portugal) or Quinta da Regaleira, also has great opportunities for people who love to shop. From the usual touristic shops that you can find in every tourist city to places where you can practically find everything you desire, shopping in Sintra is a fun activity for everyone. Ceramics and pottery shops Maybe you are not a fan of shoppin... [ read more ]

Top Sintra attractions (part II)

Top Sintra attractions (part II)

In this second part of Top Sintra attractions we will continue our journey through this magical land and discover more of its historical spots and impressive monuments that place this small town on the map of tourism. Toy Museum Regardless of one’s age, everybody likes toys and enjoys being a kid for a few moments. Therefore, make sure you put Toy Museum on your tourist map as you will for sure be amazed of what you will see there. More than 40000 pieces of toys, original Ferrari minia... [ read more ]

Top Sintra attractions (part I)

Top Sintra attractions (part I)

As I mentioned in my previous post, if you have the possibility of visiting Lisbon, you must go to Sindra as there are many interesting and important monuments here that are not only representative for Portugal but also for the entire history and culture of the south western Europe. Castle of the Moors and Pena National Palace (already presented in the latest post) are definitely the icons of this city, its entire evolution being strongly connected to these two edifices but there are still o... [ read more ]

Visiting Sintra

Visiting Sintra

Located in Grande Lisboa Region, Sintra is a small town with nearly 33,000 inhabitants. Though little known, Sintra was acknowledged by UNESCO as a World Heritege especially due to its Romantic style traced in the magnificent architectural monuments. Those who are interested in visiting Sintra will be pleased to find out that the town is close to Lisbon (only 28 km from the Portuguese capital) and that many tour guides frequently organize day trips to Sintra. . Historical background   ... [ read more ]