On your holidays in Portugal take a Lisbon Guided Tour of Sintra and discover this wonderful place full of hundreds of centuries of royalty and aristocracy history, so close to the wonderful city of Lisbon!
If you were charmed by Lisbon attractions such as its historic center and its popular neighborhoods, in Sintra you will be impressed by the beauty of its palaces, castles and sumptuous gardens. The town of Sintra was the refuge of kings and nobility until the nineteenth century and it is considered a “Garden of Eden” as it was dubbed by the English author Lord Byron, regular visitor of Hotel Lawrence’s, considered the oldest hotel in the Iberian Peninsula that even today continues to be the place for literary meetings that breathe the history and tradition of Sintra. It was here that the elite took refuge to escape the hustle and bustle of cosmopolitan Lisbon.
With our Lisbon Guided Tour feels the magic and mystery that comes from its palaces, its streets, its hills and its paradisiacal gardens. Visiting Sintra is one of the best things to do in Portugal!
Stroll through the historic center of the magnificent town of Sintra, considered by UNESCO as World Heritage, which manages to preserve its characteristic imperial atmosphere through its architecture and pedestrian narrow alleys. Delight in the unparalleled Travesseiros de Sintra, in the Pastry “Periquita”, which are a puff-pastry based cake, with egg and almond cream and with a secret ingredient that makes them desirable to mouths all over the world!
After this gustatory treat the Lisbon Guide Tour heads to the National Palace of Sintra (Town Palace) which stands at Praça da República, Sintra`s historic center. On your holidays in Portugal admire the majestic architecture of this monument that began as a Moorish palace and to which over time several new “bodies” were added to its original structure. Its grandiose chimneys, from the Palace kitchen, are its main attraction and dominate the whole landscape around the historic town center.
The expert guide of our Lisbon Guided Tour will tell you the history of Sintra … its charms, while strolling through Quinta da Regaleira, a mysterious and romantic place, located on the slopes of the hills, just a short distance from the center of Sintra and that was considered Building of Public Interest in 2002. The Palace, the main building of Quinta da Regaleira, is surrounded by lush gardens, lakes, caves and buildings that hide enigmatic secrets. In your guided tour to Quinta da Regaleira you will see that it is not enough to know its history or appreciate its landscape. You must feel the enigmas of this place, its spirituality, the set design of its gardens and buildings that evoke Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Manueline architecture. Be thrilled by this amazing monument of Sintra.
But your Lisbon Guided Tour of the magnificent town of Sintra does not stop there. Situated on top of the mountain, full of magic and splendor, you will find the Pena Palace, considered the most complete and beautiful example of Romanticism architecture of the nineteenth century in Portugal. It was the summer residence of the Royal Family from 1838 to 1910 and was transformed into house-museum in 1920. It stands out for its privileged location that was built to be visible from any point of the park where it is located: the “Pena National Park” consists of more than 500 species of trees, originating from all over the world.
On your holidays in Portugal, after exploring beautiful Sintra, continue your guided tour towards Cabo da Roca, known as the westernmost point of Europe. Located on the edge of the Serra de Sintra, it rushes over the Atlantic Ocean and was described by Luís de Camões as the place “where the land ends and the sea begins”.
Discover also in Lisbon Guided Tour, Cascais which was once considered the elegant summer destination of the Portuguese monarchy and during the Second World War was the refuge of European Royalty. This fishing village is known for its splendid white sand beach, the charming shopping streets and for being a cosmopolitan location next to the sea. It is considered one of the finest destinations in the Lisbon area.
And no need to imagine or dream about the places that were left to discover. We will continue the journey and let you discover the long sandy Guincho Beach, just outside Cascais, sought by many bathers during the bathing season and the windsurfing and surfing practitioners. Enjoy and discover the many restaurants by the sea that offer excellent fish dishes and seafood. Boca do Inferno is another impressive place to visit on the Lisbon Guided Tour. You can hear the waves lapping on the rocks as if it were a kind of cave that combines great natural beauty with the raging sea. This idyllic location, so close to Cascais, invites you not only to contemplate this place but also to a walking tour on your holiday in Portugal.
Back in Lisbon, be dazzled at the view of a pleasurable trip by the sea, passing by century-old forts that are interlocked in the rocks and that harbour beautiful and extensive beaches!
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