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What is Sintra
Sintra is both a town and a municipality in the Estoril Coast region of Portugal. Its spectacular setting, 28km from Lisbon, houses a Royal Palace, used by generations of Portuguese royalty prior to the 1910 revolution. The surrounding hills are surmounted by the remains of the Moorish Castle and by the nineteenth-century Pena Palace.
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Amadora | Belém Tower | Cabo da Roca | Cascais | Colombo Shopping Centre | Estoril | Jerónimos Monastery | Padrão dos Descobrimentos | Pena National Palace | Sintra National Palace
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About Sintra elsewhere
"Portugal has many fortified hilltop towns but Obidos is both in amazingly good shape and not too far from Lisbon."
"He invited Manini ? the set designer from the São Carlos Opera House in Lisbon."
"The Sintra National Palace ( Portuguese : Pal?cio Nacional de Sintra ), also called Village Palace ( Pal?cio da Vila )is located in the village of Sintra ,in Portugal near Lisbon."
"Sharon Livingstone, Australia (Feb 06) Taxis in Lisbon are OK except from the airport: they run a meter but the meter is a scam because it is anywhere between €18 and €25 to get to the center."
"Go from Rossio Station in Lisbon to Sintra by train Buy the rover ticket for the Greyhound bus that lets you travel in and beyond Sintra ( there is a cheaper one for Sintra only ) Use the local bus to see the town and the National Palace, the Castelo dos Mouros and the extraordinary Pena Palace."
"Lisbon A vibrant mix of old and new, the capital of Portugal, Lisbon, has undergone a rejuvenation in recent decades making it an exceedingly pleasant holiday or weekend get-away destination."
"Trains from Lisbon's Rossío station, between Praça dos Restauradores and the Rossío, run to Sintra every 15 minutes."
"You haven't a lot of time, but my top tips would be Coimbra, Obidos, Batalha each half a day, and Sintra most of a day, then driving round the coast to the western most point of Europe, very rugged & beautiful, down to Cascais, passing magnificent Guincho beach (many great seafood restaurants) and on into Lisbon, where, as a total contrast one of the best museums in Europe hides away -the Gulbenkian."
"Sintra Portugal’s most picturesque holiday town, Sintra, on the Estoril coast near Lisbon, is a botanical wonderland enhanced by palatial villas, which has been declared a World Heritage Site."
"Altitude: 225m/740ft Population: 21,000 The small city of Sintra (perhaps better known in English in the older spelling of Cintra) lies between Lisbon and the Atlantic on a promontory of land between two gorges on the north side of the wellwooded Serra de Sintra."
"Between enchanting, culturally rich Sintra and the beach resort of Cascais you'll discover a totally different face of Lisbon's environs in this protected natural park."
"I think I'll stick with my plan i.e. 3 nights (2 1/2 days) in Porto including a trip up the Duoro river. 2 nights (1 1/2 days) in Coimbra/Aveiro 4 nights (3 1/2 days) in Lisbon including a trip to Sintra henryk, thanks for your links."
"If you take the train from Lisbon you will be left in the city of Sintra and from there you can start hiking -through the woods up to the castle, for example, or following some particular direction."
"It's about an hour by bus from Lisbon, 45 minutes from Sintra."
"Hotel Miramonte is situated at a distance of 10 kilometers from Sintra and 30 kilometres from Lisbon."
"On Day 2, head for Sintra, the single most visited sight in the environs of Lisbon -- Byron called it "glorious Eden."."
"But the best choice it would be a two weeks stay, to rent a car for one week (for example) and to make a tour along the west coast from Lisbon till the Algarve, after the south coast (from Sagres till Vila Real de St.� Ant�nio and then from there (along the inside, close to Spain) till the north."
"Pictures: Portugal | Lisbon | Beaches."
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calle from Finland wrote about Costa da Caparica 4 years, 10 months ago
Costa da Caparica is an 8km long sandy beach by the Atlantic ocean. It's only a half an hour bus drive away from the center of Lisbon (busses leave from Praça de Espanha) and is definitely worth visiting if you happen to be in the area and enjoy beach life. A mini train runs along the beach every half an hour and takes you to any part of the beach you like.
calle from Finland wrote about Oceanário de Lisboa 4 years, 9 months ago
This huge aquarium is divided into four different sections which each present the flora and fauna of different parts of the world:indian, pacific, north atlantic and antarctica. In the middle of these sections lies an impressive 5000m3 aquarium which contains hundreds of different species including sharks and rays. The most bizarre creature in the tank is the sunfish (see picture). If you're not interested in the aquarium itself, you should still visit the area since it is one of the nicest parts of Lisbon.
jas from Finland wrote about Bairro Alto 5 years, one month ago
For an authentic stay in Lisbon, rent an appartment in the Bairro Alto area. It is a feasible and inexpensive alternative to a stay at a hotel. We rented one through www.lissabon-altstadt.de, but there are other companies also. We had a lovely stay in a cosy appartment in the middle of all the cafes, bars and restaurants... The area is a bit worn out, but that's what makes it so charming. It may get a bit noisy at nights over the weekend, as this is where the night life is...
Take the train from Lisbon to Cascais. It is going to set you back less than 2€ and the scenery on the way is good. So it is well worth the money.
Cascais itself is really tranquil place. The fishing ships in the harbor are colorful and the cafes and restaurants are really cozy.
Walk from Cascais to Estoril is about 2km and it follows the coast line with beautiful views and nice small restaurants that serve fresh fish. Highly recommended.
ace from Finland wrote about Bela Ipanema 4 years, 10 months ago
This is a great place to enjoy regular Portuguese food and desserts. However, what is best about this place is that it is open until late - they close only at about midnight and you might still get something to take away slightly after midnight. The food is also very affordable.
calle from Finland wrote about Bairro Alto 4 years, 10 months ago
Bairro Alto is best described as the old town area of Lisbon. It's filled with bars, cafes and restaurants thus being one of the most feverish areas of the city. Despite the occasional drug dealers on the streets at night time the area seems rather safe. If you're looking for places to do some shopping, Bairro Alto is probably your best bet.
Cascais-Estoril is not cheap, but it is well worth a visit. There´s an excellent train connection to Lisbon (Cais de Sodre station). There are many well-preserved hotels from days-gone-by when only the very rich would stroll along the waterfront and take their teas at the Palacio Hotel.
HS from Finland wrote about Castle of São Jorge 4 years, 6 months ago
First, take good shoes, not highheels. The ground is irregular, everywhere are small, discrete stones. You can take a tram up to the castle. It´s a huge castle. Take a walk around it. If it´s hot day, you can have a rest in the shade of trees. From there are very good views over the city, so take a camera with you!
HS from Finland wrote about Antiga Confeitaria de Belem 4 years, 6 months ago
This is a cafe and the place to buy those famous "pasteis de Belem" which are custard tards. So delicious, so you should buy many at the same time. Because this is the original place to buy pasteis de Belem, you have to prepare to queue for your custard tards. It´s not unusual that the queue can go outside to the street.
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