"Magical Sintra" Sintra by Arimateia

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A little about Sintra

Sintra is a town within the municipality of Sintra in the Grande Lisboa subregion (Lisbon Region) of Portugal. Owing to its 19th-century Romantic architecture and landscapes, becoming a major tourist centre, visited by many day-trippers who travel from the urbanized suburbs and capital of Lisbon.

In addition to the Sintra Mountains and Sintra-Cascais Nature Park, the parishes of the town of Sintra are dotted by royal retreats, estates, castles and buildings from the 8th-9th century, in addition to many buildings completed between the 15th and 19th century, including the Castelo dos Mouros, the Pena National Palace and the Sintra National Palace, resulting in its classification by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1995.

  • Last visit to Sintra: Jun 2012
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Arimateia's Profile Photo
    Jun 7, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    It´s heartbreaking to see all that wonderful, amazing buildings being destroyed with time. There are so so many...
    About the Hotel Netto it+s in complete Ruins, and invaded all the time by homeless, drug addicts...
    I Will go there next weekend and Will Take pictures to share.

  • ranger49's Profile Photo
    Jun 7, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    Any news about the fate of some of the neglected and abandoned buildings there - particularly Hotel Netto that caught my interest some years ago?

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