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Sintra and its promontory have, for thousands of years, been a frontier between the known world and the unknown sea, sometimes between the known world and the unknown. Sintra has therefore been a port of arrival since the dawn of Humanity, the end of a long journey for many races and civilisations up until the 15th century which marked the beginning of the epic Discoveries and the Portuguese Mythical Tradition. This is a picture from the 'promontory', the sierra but there is many things in Sintra. I talked about Quinta da Regaleira, but there's also the castle, the various palaces (P. Nacional de Sintra, P. Nacional da Pena, P. de Monserrate and P. de Seteais), the Sao Martinho church, the Santa Maria Church, the Sao Pedro de Penaferrim church, the Peninha, the Convent dos Capuchos and many gardens and museums. yes! it's true! I live near this 'Glorious Garden', as Lord Byron used to say.

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  • Updated Jul 25, 2004
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