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.

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1. 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

2. Quinta da Regaleira

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

Quinta da Regaleira 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, 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. 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)

5. 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)

6. 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)

7. Quinta do Vinagre

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Quinta do VinagreTeves Costa from Sintra, Portugal / CC BY-SA 2.0

Quinta do Vinagre, in the place of the same name in Colares, between the Sintra road and the old road, next to Eugaria, is an important architectural ensemble, a magnificent example of a Portuguese rural noble house, located in one of the most picturesque places in the area, where a dam of the Ribeira de Colares forms a small lake.

Wikipedia: Quinta do Vinagre (PT)

8. Igreja de Santa Maria

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Igreja de Santa MariaJoão Trindade from Portugal / CC BY 2.0

Igreja de Santa Maria is a church in Sintra, Portugal. It has been classified as a National Monument since 1922 and is part of the Cultural Landscape of Sintra, a World Heritage Site since 1995. The church, with three naves, represents the transition between Romanesque and Gothic of the mid-12th century.

Wikipedia: Igreja de Santa Maria (Sintra) (EN), Heritage Website Sipa, Heritage Website

9. Ponte 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. 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, Heritage Website

11. 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, Heritage Website

12. Quinta da Ribafria

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The Quinta da Ribafria is situated close to Sintra in Lisbon District, Portugal. It was built from 1536 to 1541 by Gaspar Gonçalves, a ceremonial official of the Portuguese Royal Household, on land donated to him by King Manuel I in 1515. The property is now owned by the Sintra Municipality.

Wikipedia: Quinta da Ribafria, Sintra (EN), Heritage Website Sipa, Heritage Website

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 Colares, in municipality of Sintra.

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

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