Sintra’s beauty is inspiring – as proved by the leading artistic figures who chose to spend time here, such as Lord Byron, Portuguese novelist Eça de Queiroz and Brazil’s most famous film director Glauber Rocha. The Pena Palace, symbol of 19th-century Portuguese Romantic architecture; the Moorish Castle, a military fortification that dates back to the 9th century when the region was under Islamic rule; and the Quinta da Regaleira, one of Portugal’s most striking and intriguing monuments, are just some of the innumerable attractions that await you in this enchanting town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Points of interest: Pena Palace / Moorish Castle /
Quinta da Regaleira / Sintra National Palace /
Historic town centre