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About Sintra

Sintra, surrounded by a breathtaking landscape, is a city of an an extraordinary cultural and historical richness, with its historic centre and a vast cluster of national monuments, including refined palaces and ancient ruins.  

The city invites us to walk around the cobblestone streets of the historic centre, with its traditional cafés and stores, and to discover the wonderful palaces and gardens scattered in the hills. Some of the places to visit include the National Palace of Pena, the Palace of Monserrate, the National Palace of Sintra, the Palace of Seteais and MU.SA – Sintra’s Museum of the Arts.

From the Atlantic Ocean to the Sintra Mountain, the area is dominated by the exuberant green scenery of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, perfect for lovers of ecotourism. Also  essential to visit, the Roca Cape, Europe’s westernmost point.


The region is covered by the Lisbon International Airport, located about 28Km from Sintra.

Car: drive from Lisbon to Sintra by taking A-5 highway and then IC19, a 32 km drive taking around 44 minutes.

Taxi: easy to find all over the region and connected to telephone centrals: + 351 21 793 27 56/+ 351 21 936 2113.

Train: take the urban train headed to Sintra. The origin stations are Oriente, Rossio or Entrecampos.
Round-trip ticket: 2€ with CP - Comboios de Portugal, upon presentation of ticket for the event

Olga Cadaval Cultural Centre (Praça Dr. Francisco Sá Carneiro, 2710-720 Sintra)
Train: Portela de Sintra Station  

National Palace of Queluz (Largo Palácio de Queluz, 2745-191 Queluz)
Train: Monte Abraão or Queluz-Belas Station | Bus: 25 (Vimeca), from Queluz-Belas Train Station

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