A Wonderful Estate built around the Freemasonry order between 1898 and 1912. It is known because of its Portuguese Neomanuelino style of architecture. It is a place to be amazed due to its magnificent gardens with lakes, tunnels and a waterfall.
In here it is possible to find numerous references to classical writers like Dante and Camões.
It was the first Portuguese beach that was used to go bathing in the early 20th century by influential families.
The name Maçãs (which means Apples) arises due to a river that ends by this beach and used to pass by numerous apple trees on its way. These apples would fall in the water and follow the river’s path until the beach, where people would find them.
Considered to be, up until the 15th century, the most Western point in the world, or in other words, the place where the earth ended. Locals believed that if they went from this point forward they would fall in an abyss and die.
It is here where we can find an excerpt of the III chant of Os Lusíadas, the most influential masterpiece written by Camões, a notorious portuguese writer.
It was a convent for friars from the Order of Friar Minor Capuchins built only with materials from Sintra. A place of worship where many go to meditate and be in touch with nature. It is deeply immersed in the magnificent Serra de Sintra.
The oldest monument in all of Sintra, it is located at the top of the hill and has majestic views. In its proximities we can find the oldest church of Sintra that was reconstructed and tells the history of Sintra chronologically. The walls were built using an ancient technique.
Pena Palace is one of the most beautiful and emblematic palaces in Portugal. It was reborn from a convent of the order of St. Jerónimo and has several architectural styles due to the creativity of its builder D. Fernando II.
Surrounding this palace visitors will find a park with huge gardens and a breathtaking view of the hills of Sintra.
With around 10 centuries of history, it was build throughout the centuries having been improved several times in numerous reigns. Its silhouette remained the same ever since the XVI century. It is famous for its chimneys with 33 metres of hight, its rich collection of tiles and extraordinary ceilings.