Sintra is a beautiful town located at the foot of a mountain range and surrounded by dramatic views over the woods and the sea. It is classified by UNESCO as world heritage in the category “cultural landscape” and the moment you lay your eyes on it, you will understand why.
The richness of the nature of the Sintra-Cascais National Park surrounding the historic buildings both in town and in the mountains together with a very particular microclimate, make this place a magical one where for centuries kings and aristocrats chose to live in.
Much appreciated by kings and nobles as a country resort Sintra has also been praised numerous times by famous artists who felt inspired by the bucolic feel of the town.
A visit to Sintra must start in the steep, narrow and paved streets of the old town. Some singular little shops as well as many old aristocratic residences peek in every corner. It is also within the old town that the Toy Museum and the National Palace of Sintra, with its outstanding chimneys are located. The Palace of Seteais and Monserrate famous by their architectural design and unique gardens are also some of the beautiful sighs the town has to offer.