Things To Do

Historic Attractions

Historic Attractions

Sintra could be described as the town that has it all – a romantic centre hidden in the verdant hillsides of a protected national park, with historic palaces, convents and castles emerging through the greenery at their summits, each with its own unique history and character. [...]

Golfing in Sintra

Golfing in Sintra

Portugal is well established as one of the world’s leading golfing destinations. Players flock here from all over Europe and beyond to test their handicap, perfect their swing and aim for that holy grail of a hole in one. If you are a keen golfer – or even a beginner intrigued to know what all the fuss is about, why not try out the golf in Sintra. [...]

Explore the Beaches

Explore the Beaches

Visitors in search of sightseeing and scenery will not be disappointed with Sintra’s beautiful location. But add sun, sea and sand to the pot and you have the recipe for the perfect vacation in Portugal.

Head west from Sintra town centre and follow the hills and the rolling valleys as they give way to the cliffs that flank the Atlantic shores. Within just fifteen minutes you can be on the golden sands of the western European coastline, enjoying the warm sun and refreshing waters against the scents of freshly grilled seafood. [...]

Shopping in Sintra

Shopping in Sintra

For many visitors, one of the great delights of visiting Portugal is the opportunity to buy inexpensive and highly treasured mementos of your trip. Sintra and the surrounding area offers shopping in abundance, whether you are looking for arts and crafts pieces, hand-painted ceramic tales in traditional or modern style, jewellery, clothing and even furniture and accessories for the home. [...]

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Best Hotels and Accommodation

Penha Longa Hotel

Penha Longa Hotel

The Penha Longa Hotel and Golf Resort is one of the premier golf and country clubs in the central west region of Portugal. Located a short drive from Lisbon station, the Penha Longa Hotel and Golf Resort can be reached within just 30 to 40 minutes from Portugal’s capital city and makes the ideal base for exploring all that the Sintra/Estoril are has to offer. [...]

Tivoli Palácio de Seteais

Tivoli Palácio de Seteais

The Tivoli Palácio de Seteais is one of Sintra’s most sought-after hotels, providing the ultimate in five-star luxury in a beautiful retreat location just three kilometres from the centre of this historic town in Portugal. [...]

Tivoli Sintra Hotel

Tivoli Sintra Hotel

The Tivoli Sintra Hotel is a popular four-star hotel located right in the heart of Sintra, Portugal. Run by the well-established Tivoli hotel group, it is a reliable and cost-effective option for visitors wishing to stay right in the heart of one of Portugal’s most sought-after tourist attractions. [...]

Pestana Sintra Golf Resort & Spa

Pestana Sintra Golf Resort & Spa

The popular Pestana hotel group continues to please its discerning international audience with its flagship Hotel Pestana Sintra Golf Resort & Spa, located on the peripheries of the romantic town of Sintra in west central Portugal. [...]

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Recommended Restaurants

Curral dos Caprinos

Curral dos Caprinos

Restaurant Curral dos Caprinos is a traditional restaurant, typical of regional Portugal, located in the Sintra-Cascais region. In fact, the restaurant takes its name and heritage from the old sheep and goat farm that formerly stood on its site. [...]

Arola

Arola

Arola Restaurant is situated in the Penha Longa Hotel and Golf Resort, one of the premier golf and country clubs in the central west region of Portugal. [...]

GSpot Gastronomia

GSpot Gastronomia

Despite its questionable name, Restaurant GSpot Gastronomia is hailed by many as the best place to eat in Sintra, Portugal. The restaurant is the result of a joint venture between Portuguese chefs Joao Sá and André Simões and award-winning Sommerlier Manuel Moreira. [...]

Restaurant A Raposa

Restaurant A Raposa

Nestled amongst the greenery and crowning the hillsides of the Sintra mountain range are some of the most exquisite architectural buildings of any of Europe’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. And this eclectic mix of beautiful, timeless buildings is matched perfectly by Restaurant A Raposa. [...]

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Best Attractions

Sintra National Palace

Sintra National Palace

The Sintra National Palace, or Palacio Nacional de Sintra, is located in the heart of the romantic town of Sintra close to the far west coastline of central Portugal. [...]

Quinta da Regaleira

Quinta da Regaleira

The Quinta da Regaleira, or Regaleira Estate is situated in Sintra’s historic centre, one of the many breath-taking palaces, castles and ecclesiastical buildings that make up this romantic town’s unique architectural landscape. [...]

Queluz National Palace

Queluz National Palace

Sintra in Portugal is a must-visit destination for any discerning, full of elegant palaces and castles in a variety of architectural styles spanning over 1000 years. Of these, the Queluz National Palace, or Palacio Nacional de Queluz as it is known in Portugal, is perhaps one of the most spectacular. [...]

Pena Palace

Pena Palace

The Pena Palace, or Palacio da Pena as it is known in Portugal, is perhaps one of the most iconic and best-known images of this enthralling country. Perched high on a hilltop above the romantic town of Sintra, the Pena Palace can be seen from as far away as Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, on a clear day, some thirty kilometres to the east. [...]

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