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"visit the grand mansions,..." Portugal Favorite Tip by Krystynn

Portugal General: 321 reviews and 294 photos


Favorite thing: visit the grand mansions, castles and lush gardens of <b>SINTRA</b>... if you have additional time/ days to spare, that is.

<b>If you make only one side trip from Lisboa, Sintra should receive top priority</b>. Cool and verdant (and just 45 minutes away from Lisboa), the kings of Portugal (<i>for over 500 years</i>) have chosen Sintra as their summer resort and needless to add, the aristocrats have built extravagant villas and surrealist palaces on its wooded hill slopes.

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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