Place to see in Lisbon: Sintra

Sintra is a very, very romantic area near Lisbon. Refuge for the lonely and enchanting scenery for lovers, make sure you see Sintra with your own eyes as each person has a unique perspective of this marvellous area.

Home of the delicious Sintra cheese-cakes, this is a region with many charms. Monuments, sea and mountains get together in one of the most perfect combinations. Sintra's mountain ridge starts right on the heart of the 'Vila' and ends into the Ocean, on the most western point of mainland Europe - Cabo da Roca.

Declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO, Sintra was once home to the aristocracy who chose it to build their palaces and mansion-houses. Before you leave Sintra, make sure you visit the Royal Palace (Paço Real), the National Palace of Pena (Palácio Nacional da Pena), the Moors Castle (castelo dos Mouros), the Monserrate Palace and its gardens (Palácio de Monserrate) and some of the museums, like the most singular Toy Museum (Museu do Brinquedo) that displays a fascinating collection of toys.

Mysterious Sintra is unique not only because of its many monuments, nature and beaches, but also due to its peculiar characteristic alleys. If you take a stroll through these alleys you will almost be able to go back in time.
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