There were several romantic figures who passed through Sintra. From Literature to Music, Sintra inspired several figures and dazzled many with its mystical and engaging environment. Figures of Romantic culture nationally and internationally not only left their mark in Sintra, but Sintra left a especially mark in their cultural testimonies. In the literature, names like […]
Situated in the historic center of Sintra, classified World Heritage by UNESCO, Quinta da Regaleira is a place with a mind of its own. Built in the early twentieth century, the taste of Romantic ideas, this fascinating set of buildings, rising abruptly in the middle of dense forest is the result of the realization of […]
The convent was built in 1560 by D. Álvaro de Castro, a place isolated and inhospitable. The natural conditions must have had a strong influence on the choice of location of the convent at its foundation. The convent became famous for its extreme poverty, for the construction and their own living conditions. The ordinance of […]
The Moorish Castle dates back to the period of when Islamic ruled and the the achievements of D. Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal. Meet the archaeological remains, climb the snaking walls and enjoy the wonderful view over Sintra.
The romantic garden of a remarkable English millionaire. A lush Garden and Palace, built by Francis Cook, English millionaire. The Park with strong English inspiration, the palace merges with one of the richest botanical gardens in Portugal. Among exotic trees, ponds and waterfalls, walk on the discovery of a unique park.
It appears to us like a fairy tale castle. Is the most complete and notable example of Portuguese Romantic architecture. Built about 500 meters of altitude, dates back to 1839, when King Consort Dom Fernando II of Saxe Coburg-Gotha (1816-1885) bought the ruins of the Monastery of Our Lady of Pena and started to adapt […]
This palace probably has it´s origin in primitive Moorish palace of walis. Current traces from two steps works: the first, in the reign of John I (XV century), the second in the reign of Manuel I (sixteenth century). It has the largest collection of Mudejar tiles of the country. It is dominated by two large […]