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SINTRA's stunning setting on the north of the granite Serra, among wooded ravines and fresh water springs, made it a favourite summer retreat of the Portuguese Kings. The town was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995. The tall conical chimneys of the Palacio Nacional de Sintra and the fabulous Palacio da Pena eerily impressive on its peak when the Serra is blanketed in mist.

I have to say that Sintra always make me feel nostalgic, maybe it's because of all those ancient buildings and lots of vegetation.
Althought it became a touristic spot with all beneficts (and prejudices) that come from that, living in Sintra is almost like living in the country but only 20km away from the capital, Lisbon.

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  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Oct 25, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    I'd like to re visit Sintra soon.


  • Luisanna's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2005 at 11:41 AM

    Bonito lugar! Sintra is a beautiful place for a day visit.....

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Aug 5, 2004 at 7:05 AM

    Nice page on a great place. Unfortunatly I missed the forest being in a tour group. Will definately go back there though

  • TropicGirl77's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2004 at 11:03 AM

    Interesting stuff you have here Nuno. The Mistic Forest reminded me of the road up to our Pali Lookout. Nice.

  • johnsakura's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2004 at 5:44 PM

    Bem Nuno, guia quase completa para Sintra. Foi bom rever um sitio que ia muito antes mas ja faz tempo que nao vou. Proximo fim de semana sem falta. Obrigado. Joao


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