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 […]
This will take you from Sintra to one of it´s famous beach, Praia das Maçã, or Apples Beach. For general public it runs from Friday to Sunday and will cost 2€ per person. Its a lovely trip.
São Pedro de Sintra is one of the most romantic walking tour. Start at the Fontain of São Pedro, it dates from 1929. Then go to the Ermida of Sta Eufémia, pilgrimage site for the devotees, is regarded as the site of Sintra most remotely inhabited, probably since around 4000 BC. In the seventeenth […]
Sintra is a very special place, with its own magic, full of ledgens, stories and history that we will talk about. A fairytale mountain where you can feel the mistery and the special atmosphere that can only be found there. Here you have a video created by Sintras’ City Hall where you can see some […]
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 […]
Penha Longa is an elegant palazzo-style estate situated among the rolling hills of the Sintra Cascais Nature Reserve. It features 2 championship golf courses and a modern spa center with 1500 m². It was once the retreat of the national royal family. Just 30 minutes away by car from Lisbon and 10 minutes from Cascais […]
“The Convento de Sao Saturnino is built in a Mediterranean style common to the buildings around Sintra. Inside it is a warren of passages and rooms on different levels as the building follows a lush and beautiful valley sloping down to the sea. Some distance from the village of Azoia and surrounded by gardens and […]