Sintra, the Moon Hill, is a place full of magic and mystery! Where Nature and humans come together in perfect harmony. Sintra's history and splendor granted it the title of UNESCO world heritage.
With our tours, you can explore it in the best way:
Sintra, built against mountains, has unique tight streets full of history to walk around, where you can park the car and explore the village. Don't forget to drink the portuguese licor Ginja from a chocolate cup, walk out of the Rua das Padeiras and choose your favorite store.
In the heart of the historic center, after exploring the village, you can visit the National Palace, which has characteristics of Medieval, Gothic, Manueline, Renaissance and Romantic architecture..
It was used by the Portuguese royal family until the end of the monarchy.
Since 15th through to the late 19th century.
It´s time to take the car and follow the way to the first Romantic palace in Europe.
The Pena Park and Palace has architectural also of Manueline and Moorish influence.
The Palace was built to be observed from any point of the Park, which offers wonderful walks, with numerous constructions and lush gardens with more than five hundred tree species from the four corners of the world.
With the car still parked next to the Pena Palace, you can take a short walk to the Moorish Castle. Located in the top of th mountain, is a fortress built in the 10th century after the Muslim conquest of the Iberian Peninsula. All along the paths encircling the castle, you can admire spectacular views over a unique landscape and the vast plains to the north and the Atlantic Ocean.
The other option after visiting the historic center is to go to the Monserrate or Seteais parking, then visit these and also Regaleira.
The neo-Gothic palace was designed by the architect Thomas Knowles and built in 1858, having been commissioned by Sir Francis Cook, Viscount of Monserrate.
The design of the gardens took advantage of the unique microclimates of the mountains to produce a magnificent park in which over 3000 exotic species can still be seen today creating a landscape garden.
Built in the 18th century, ordered by Daniel Gildemeester, Holland Consul in Portugal.
With a Neoclassical architecture and interiors profusely decorated with trompe d’oeil techniques, and magnificent furniture.
Seteais Palace is nowadays one of the most famous and refined hotels in Portugal. The entrance to the Palace is limited, but the outstanding gardens and the elegant exterior and amazing view can be visited freely.
A place to discover and be inspired by the landscape and mysteries. A 4 hectare estate with a palace surrounded by lush exotic gardens, lakes, grottoes and enigmatic constructions with hidden alchemical meanings, such as those evoked by the Freemasons, Templars and Rosicrucians. The varied styles are Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Manueline.
Cabo da Roca
"The point where the earth ends and the sea begins," as Luis de Camões wrote. One of the most emblematic places of Portugal.
Being the most western point of continental European continent, at about 150 meters from the sea, one can have a comprehensive view that makes you lose your breath ..
Historical records point to the existence of a fort at Cabo da Roca in the 19th century. XVII that played an important role in the port of Lisbon, forming a defensive line along the coast, especially during the Peninsular Wars.
The consolidated dune is the most interesting geological element of the beach, which was formed millions of years ago. Its beauty is surreal. The access is by ramp or stairs, and above there is parking and a panoramic restaurant.
Azenhas do Mar
Azenhas do Mar is a small village that own a beautiful beach which has a oceanic pull. The access is by ramp or stairs.
After going through Azenhas do Mar, it is a great option for who wants to enjoy a beach and have several restaurants options, as bars with tasting of artisanal beers and regional wines. There is a parking, and also a salt water pool.
The next stop is Grande Beach, it is the longest beach on the coast. Has bars and restaurants on the border and parking.
An interesting factor is the presence of dinosaur footprints on the rocks of the beach.
The last stop is to the considered one of the 20 most beautiful beaches in Europe, the Adraga is in the middle of cliffs and has clear water. There is a restaurant and parking.
Boca do Inferno
Hell Mouth is the name of the one of the most visited spots on the coast of Cascais, south of Sintra. Famous for the curious case of the occultist Aleister Crowley, who had left there a letter in his passage through Portugal, which says
"I can not live without you. The other "Mouth of Hell" that catch me - it will not be so hot as yours. " Yours. Your Li Yu.