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Sintra

Sintra is located in Lisbon district, a charming Portuguese city located in the hills of Serra de Sintra, fulfilled of pine trees and also extravagant palaces and ruins from an ancient castle.

 

Those who come to Lisbon have to "jump" to Sintra and get to know all the wonders, such as Palácio Nacional da Pena, the best postcard from Sintra. 

Like this one, there are many others such as the National Palace of Sintra, Regaleira Palace, Monserrate Palace…

 

A wonderful place to visit a viewpoint that gives us the coastal perspective of Sintra – Azenhas do Mar. It has an overwhelming view of the slopes down to the Atlantic Ocean. As in Cabo da Roca, we find a divine landscape over Serra de Sintra and over the coast, through the most western point of Continental Europe, about 150 meters above the sea.  Parque da Liberdade or Parque das Merendas are ideal for families to have a picnic.

 

The extensive and rich gastronomy drives everyone crazy, from meat dishes to fine fish dishes, seafood and mollusks. Here you can eat a delicious sea bass or sea bream, an unforgettable octopus, or simply tasting mussels and barnacles. Not forgetting the famous sweets, just like the “travesseiros” and the “queijadinhas” from Sintra. Piriquita is the most known from the pastry. 

 

In this region, we can find bars and pubs, for those who like to go out at night, with lively environments and very welcoming. In addition to the sunbathing and the radiant sun, the beaches of fine golden sand still offer great conditions for water sports such as surf, while the cliffs provide excellent jumping ramps for parasailing lovers. Fishing, surfing and bodyboarding are also some of the most practiced modalities in Sintra coast.

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