A guide to Sintra, Portugal

I’m not a major telegraph fan (or reader). But this is a well written guide for the aspiring visitor.

Sara Evans offers a cultural guide to the Portuguese town of Sintra, with its fairytale landscape of mist-soaked forests, turreted palaces and castle ruins

Source: Sintra, Portugal: a cultural city guide – Telegraph

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Hostel in Sintra Portugal

Lovely quirky hostel in Sintra, Portugal. Really good website too.

About Us Opened in January 2011, Nice Way Sintra Palace is located in a totally refurbished old palace house in the center of the mysterious and romantic town of Sintra, Portugal

Source: Home – Nice Way Sintra

 Just lots and lots of Sintra Photos

Sintra pictures: Check out TripAdvisor members’ 17,280 candid photos and videos of landmarks, hotels, and attractions in Sintra.

Source: Sintra Photos – Featured Images of Sintra, Sintra Municipality – TripAdvisor

Magic and mystery on Portugal’s Atlantic coast – Sintra

As ever – the Guardian write cracking reviews and opinions on travel destinations. This article is well worth a read.

 

Sintra is often described as a Disneyland for grown-ups, but spend time exploring the surrounding beaches, seafood restaurants and woodlands, and you’ll find there’s much more to this historic town, writes Isabel Choat

Source: Simply Sintra: magic and mystery on Portugal’s Atlantic coast | Travel | The Guardian

History and mysteries in Sintra Portugal

I simply have to start including posts and theories surrounding the more mystical side to Sintra. There are heaps of conspiracy theories – some based on factual events – some perhaps a bit airy-fairy. Either way it makes for a fascinating exploration of Sintra and the hidden meanings built into the architecture.

Sintra has had a dominant position for thousands of years. And as we all know, different cultures often build on top of older monuments (bit like churches being built on old Pagen centres) … so once you start exploring the hidden meanings – it can suck you in.

Source: Sintra Portugal – History and Mysteries: Aleister Crowley and Fernando Pessoa, or the “Hell’s Mouth Mystery”, in Cascais-Sintra

Sintra, Portugal 

Nice little article with some amazing black and white photography of sights in and around SIntra.

Sintra was classified as a World Heritage by UNESCO, in 1995, at the category of Cultural Landscape. Lord Byron called it “a Garden of the Earthly Paradise”. Sintra is a gem of the Lisbon surrounding mountains. Feel free to browse some of the photos I took when I was there!

Source: Sintra, Portugal · Lomography

A perfect day trip from Lisbon and the best way to see Sintra

This is a wonderful blog post with first hand experience and photos to accompany the article of someone who spent a day trip visiting Sintra and Cabo da Roca. Well worth a read as it gives a great insight with no hidden ‘sales’ agenda.

Sintra and Cabo da Roca make a perfect day trip from Lisbon – don’t miss these places when visiting the capital of Portugal!

Source: A perfect day trip from Lisbon – Sintra and Cabo da Roca