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

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

Park and National Palace of Pena 

This is from the official Sintra website, although I have to say it doesn’t come up so highly in search engines. A shame as its a really comprehensive website with just about everything you need to know about Sintra and its surrounding area. If you’re visiting – then check the website out as it has useful info about Pena Palace etc …

Established on top of the hill as a result of the creative genius of Ferdinand II, the Park and Palace of Pena are Portugal’s greatest example of Romantic architecture.

Source: Park and National Palace of Pena | Parques de Sintra | Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua

The Best Restaurants in Sintra

A really useful post on the 10 best places to eat in Sintra. Mmmmm.

From cosy local spots to trendy fine dining, discover the best restaurants in the enchanting historical city of Sintra.

Source: The 10 Best Restaurants in Sintra

Tivoli Palácio de Seteais Hotel in Portugal 

Visiting Sintra on a stopover? Do it in style and stay at the best. This is one of my favourite hotels in Sintra

Tivoli Palácio de Seteais Hotel is one of the finest boutique hotel of Portugal, Sintra. Book Tivoli Palácio de Seteais Hotel on Splendia and benefit from exclusive offers !

Source: Tivoli Palácio de Seteais Hotel in Portugal | Splendia

You simply must visit Sintra

Some amazing photos and insight of Sintra. As seen by the prolific blogger and world traveller – Kate! (Yes – I’m envious!)

If you’re planning on visiting Lisbon, chances are you’ll hear the above statement at least once.  Of all the day trips you can take from Lisbon, Sintra is the most famous.  Since I had a full week to spend in Lisbon, I decided to take the 40-minute train journey to this mysterious place.

Source: Sintra — As Seen By iPhoneography | Adventurous Kate

Why Sintra is worth more than just a day trip

From one of the best Portugal travel writers out there. If you love Portugal and want to read about some of its hidden gem’s, then Julie Dawn Fox has some amazing articles and blog posts.

There’s too much to see and do in Sintra to be able to cram into a day trip. Here are the on and off-the-beaten-track highlights of Portugal’s wonderland.

Source: Why Sintra is worth more than just a day trip