14 Sights in Sintra, Portugal (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Sintra, Portugal. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 14 sights are available in Sintra, Portugal.

1. Quinta da Regaleira

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Quinta da RegaleiraAjay Suresh from New York, NY, USA / CC BY 2.0

Quinta da Regaleira [ˈkĩtɐ ðɐ ˈʁɨɣɐlɐjɾɐ] is a quinta located near the historic centre of Sintra, Portugal. It is classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO within the "Cultural Landscape of Sintra". Along with the other palaces in the area such as the Quinta do Relógio, Pena, Monserrate and Seteais palaces, it is considered one of the principal tourist attractions of Sintra.

Wikipedia: Quinta da Regaleira (EN), Website, Heritage Website Sipa

2. Pena National Palace

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Pena National Palacewww.GlynLowe.com from Hamburg, Germany / CC BY 2.0

The Pena Palace is a Romanticist castle in São Pedro de Penaferrim, in the municipality of Sintra, on the Portuguese Riviera. The castle stands on the top of a hill in the Sintra Mountains above the town of Sintra, and on a clear day it can be easily seen from Lisbon and much of its metropolitan area. It is a national monument and constitutes one of the major expressions of 19th-century Romanticism in the world. The palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal. It is also used for state occasions by the President of the Portuguese Republic and other government officials.

Wikipedia: Pena Palace (EN), Heritage Website Sipa, Heritage Website

3. Monumento pré-histórico da Praia das Maçãs

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The Praia das Maçãs Prehistoric Monument, also known as the Tholos of Outeiro das Mós, consists of an artificial Neolithic cave and a Chalcolithic domed or beehive tomb. It is situated close to the Praia das Maçãs beach, near the town of Colares in Sintra municipality, in the Lisbon District of Portugal. The area was discovered in 1927. As an important prehistoric sepulchral site, it was classified as a national monument in 1974. Surrounded by housing, the location has been designated as a special zone of protection, and construction is forbidden. Plans by Sintra and the Directorate-General for Cultural Heritage to turn the complex into a museum area, first discussed in 2001, have not yet been implemented. For purposes of protection the site has been covered by sand and there is little presently visible.

Wikipedia: Praia das Maçãs Prehistoric Monument (EN), Heritage Website Arqueologia, Heritage Website Sipa, Heritage Website

4. Anta de Adrenunes

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The Anta de Adrenunes, located on top of a hill at 426 metres above sea level, in the municipality of Sintra, within Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, Lisbon District, Portugal, is believed to be a Stone Age burial chamber or megalithic monument. It is a structure consisting of a cluster of granite stones, between which there is a gallery about 5 metres high that is surmounted by monoliths that rest horizontally on vertical stones. The passage is thought to have served as a collective necropolis or dolmen during the megalithic period although no artifacts or burial chambers have been found to prove this. The site contains a geodesic landmark that has been inserted into one of the upper stones.

Wikipedia: Anta de Adrenunes (EN), Heritage Website Arqueologia, Heritage Website Sipa

5. Farol do Cabo da Roca

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Farol do Cabo da RocaBert Kaufmann from Roermond, Netherlands / CC BY 2.0

The Cabo da Roca Lighthouse is a beacon/lighthouse located 165 metres (541 ft) above the Atlantic Ocean, on Portugal's most westerly extent. It is located in the civil parish of Colares, in the municipality of Sintra, situated on a promontory made up of granite boulders and interspersed limestone. It is a third-order lighthouse, which originally began operating in 1772. It was the first new purpose-built lighthouse to be constructed in the country; the older lighthouses in existence at that time were constructed on existing platforms or from pre-existing beacons.

Wikipedia: Cabo da Roca Lighthouse (EN)

6. Capela de Nossa Senhora da Penha

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The Sanctuary of Peninha is situated in the Sintra Mountains in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, in the Lisbon District of Portugal. It stands at an altitude of 448 metres on top of a rocky outcrop, which provides views over the coastline and inland areas. In addition to a baroque chapel, completed in 1710, the location contains the Palace of Peninha, which dates from 1918, as well as remains of a hermitage. The interiors of neither the chapel nor the palace can presently be visited.

Wikipedia: Sanctuary of Peninha (EN)

7. Campo de Lapiás da Granja dos Serrões

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A limestone pavement is a natural karst landform consisting of a flat, incised surface of exposed limestone that resembles an artificial pavement. The term is mainly used in the UK and Ireland, where many of these landforms have developed distinctive surface patterning resembling paving blocks. Similar landforms in other parts of the world are known as alvars.

Wikipedia: Limestone pavement (EN)

8. Fojo da Adraga

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Fojo da Adraga Adrião / CC BY-SA 2.5

Praia da Adraga is a North Atlantic beach in Portugal, near to the town of Almoçageme, Sintra. It has been recommended in British newspapers. It is a "Blue Flag beach" with access for handicapped persons, It has an excellent restaurant and a very good emergency service system, although it is hard to reach by public transportation.

Wikipedia: Praia da Adraga (EN)

9. Calçada romana da Catribana

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The Roman Bridge of Catribana is located near the village of Catribana in the parish of São João das Lampas, in the municipality of Sintra in the Lisbon District of Portugal. Not being identified as a Roman bridge until the 1980s, and having suffered considerable degradation, it was restored in 2019.

Wikipedia: Roman Bridge of Catribana (EN)

10. Museu Arqueológico de São Miguel de Odrinhas

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The Ruins of São Miguel de Odrinhas, also called the Museum of São Miguel de Odrinhas, correspond to a Roman villa from the 1st century a. C. and other ancient remains located in Odrinhas, in the parish of São João das Lampas e Terrugem, in the municipality of Sintra, district of Lisbon, Portugal.

Wikipedia: Ruínas de São Miguel de Odrinhas (PT)

11. Anta de Agualva

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The Anta de Agualva, also known as the Anta do Carrascal, is a megalithic dolmen situated in an urban area of Agualva-Cacém in the municipality of Sintra, in the Lisbon District of Portugal. First identified by Carlos Ribeiro in 1875, the dolmen has recently been restored and can be easily visited.

Wikipedia: Anta de Agualva (EN), Heritage Website Arqueologia, Heritage Website Sipa

12. Villa romana de Santo André de Almoçageme

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The Roman ruins of Santo Andre de Almoçageme is a Portuguese archaeological site located in the rural civil parish of Colares, in the municipality of Sintra. It includes a group of structures with typological, stylistic or historic value, whose structural elements are worthy of preservation.

Wikipedia: Roman villa of Santo André de Almoçageme (EN), Heritage Website Arqueologia, Heritage Website Sipa

13. Águas Livres Aqueduct

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Águas Livres Aqueduct No machine-readable author provided. Juntas assumed (based on copyright claims). / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Águas Livres Aqueduct is a historic aqueduct in the city of Lisbon, Portugal. It is one of the most remarkable examples of 18th-century Portuguese engineering. The main course of the aqueduct covers 18 km, but the whole network of canals extends through nearly 58 km.

Wikipedia: Águas Livres Aqueduct (EN)

14. Sítio Arqueológico do Alto da Vigia

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Sítio Arqueológico do Alto da VigiaVitor Oliveira from Torres Vedras, PORTUGAL / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Archaeological Site of Alto da Vigia is an archaeological site associated with Roman interventions in the Portugal, situated along the Praia das Maçãs in the civil parish of São João das Lampas e Terrugem, in municipality of Sintra.

Wikipedia: Archaeological Site of Alto da Vigia (EN), Website, Heritage Website Arqueologia, Heritage Website Sipa


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