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Stories and Tips Sintra

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Written by michaelhudson on 04 Feb, 2010

The train left the shed at Rossio, Lisbon's suburbs passed in high-rise blocks painted orange and yellow and grey, washing lines from fifth-floor windows, the loping slate-grey arches of the Aqueduct of Free Waters, graffitied platforms, building sites and vandalised stations with metal bins covered…Read More


Written by MALUSE on 29 Aug, 2009

Adeus, Good-bye Cascais, and off to Sintra, we took bus No 417 at the bus station behind the train station and went inland and up for 38 minutes, the Mediterranean vegetation of the coast gave way to mountains covered by dense green forests:Sintra is a…Read More

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NAZARE - If Only Time Could Stand Still

Written by Jose Kevo on 29 Mar, 2001

OVERVIEW: Simply put, my first and only visit to Nazare was one of those things that made me want to put Portugal right back on my list of "desired destinations" - again! I was so impacted during my off-season experience in Nazare. I…Read More

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CASCAIS - A "Common Man's" Riviera

Written by Jose Kevo on 29 Mar, 2001

HIGHLIGHTS: Look closely at the facades of older buildings to gauge what importance the ocean has played in the history of this village. Maritime decor is carved, sculpted; included...and often hidden in the architectural designs. Praia da Ribeira beach area is great for watching…Read More

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SINTRA - Portugal's Past & Present Heavens

Written by Jose Kevo on 29 Mar, 2001

HIGHLIGHTS: If high school history could've only been this good! The village's 15th century Palacio Nacional de Sintra and mountainous-peak elevated 20th century Palacio Nacional da Pena sandwich the midrange-level 8th century Castelo dos Mouros; all "must see" attractions enough to keep you…Read More

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A Romantic and Magical Town on the Serras

Written by Praskipark on 14 Jan, 2009

Sintra - what a magical place this town is. The fiirst time I visited Sintra was twenty one years ago when my son was 9 months old. We were staying in Lisbon at the time and decided to take a day trip to Sintra. I…Read More

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OBIDOS - Send in the Dragons???

Written by Jose Kevo on 29 Mar, 2001

OVERVIEW: You've got to see it to believe it! This medieval fairytale village looks just like pictures in children's books of where a likely dragon slayer would come home to at the end of a hard day's work! Obidos was once an important coastal…Read More

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QUELUZ - In Desperate Need of a Garden Party

Written by Jose Kevo on 29 Mar, 2001

OVERVIEW: This 16th century palace still plays host to Portugal's visiting dignitaries and tourists. But comparing the place to a "miniature Versailles", as most guidebooks do, I felt was a gross overstatement. HIGHLIGHTS: This is the closest day trip to Lisbon; perfect for…Read More


Written by nsdephw on 11 Feb, 2007

Sintra is a town that is about 45 minutes west of Lisbon. It is a great tourist town. It has a cozy feel and reminds me of a mountain town in Colorado, except for the fact that there are at least two palaces and a…Read More

Extension to visit via Cascais

Written by davidx on 10 Oct, 2002

This is a full day trip on a circular route from Lisbon. If you mean to see all the sights of Sintra you may well not have time for it and at best it would make for a very early start. Probably if you have…Read More

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