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Private Tour Sintra

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A stroll in Sintra is a true historical treasure, where you can find historical remnants of the Bronze Age at stations diverted from the History of Portugal.

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Stop At: Castelo dos Mouros

Moorish Castle – Sintra Monuments Skirting two Sintra mountain ranges, the Moorish Castle dates back to the early days of the Moorish occupation of the Peninsula - the eighth century. After many attempts, was finally taken by Dom Afonso Henriques first king of Portugal in 1147, and was built the first Christian Chapel of the city, dedicated to St. Peter of Penaferrim. In the romantic period, in 1860, the walls were restored under the supervision of Dom Fernando II, husband of Dona Maria II, who wooded the surrounding areas, and gave a new dignity to the ancient medieval ruins. Noteworthy is the Moorish Cistern inside and the so-called Royal Tower. Located about 3.5 km from the historic center of Sintra.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Park and National Palace of Pena

Park and National Palace of Pena Museums and Palaces Pena National Palace Visit the fantastic Pena Palace exponent of 19th century Romanticism in PortugalSet on the top of Monte da Pena, the palace was built on the site of a former monastery. Built by D. Fernando de Saxe Coburg-Gotha, who married Queen Dona Maria II in 1836. After falling in love with Sintra, he decided to buy the convent and surrounding lands to build a summer palace for the royal family. A restaurant has been installed in one of the palace wings, with a terrace offering a beautiful panoramic view over the Sintra Mountains and the coast.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Centro Historico de Sintra

Historic Center Sintra village from the municipal heritage to the world heritage, properly classified by UNESCO, visit the historical center of the romantic village of Sintra, many buildings and remains of various periods and cultural movements remain.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sintra National Palace

Sintra National Palace Museums and Palaces The Sintra National Palace is unique among the royal medieval palaces in Portugal and the most distinguished building in the village of Sintra. From the first dynasties of the country, Sintra was one of the favorite places of Portuguese kings and queens, although the palace we can see today was an initiative of Dom João I, who rebuilt it, and Dom Manuel I, which enriched the building's decorative character. and added a new wing. Visit the interior of the palace, where you will surely discover a little more about the history of Portugal. The decoration is quite remarkable, being a combination of various artistic styles that depended on the respective tastes of the kings who lived here, and designed to give the various rooms different names. In particular, it draws visitors' attention to the Swan Room, the Armory Room, the Magpie or the Reading Room and the chapel. Outside, the palace's most striking and distinctive feature is the kitchen's two large conical chimneys, each measuring 33 meters in height, now adopted as the symbol of Sintra.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Quinta da Regaleira

Palace and Quinta da Regaleira Museums and Palaces Very close to the historic center of Sintra is Quinta da Regaleira, one of the most enigmatic sights of Sintra. Quinta da Regaleira was built in the early twentieth century by millionaire Antonio Augusto Carvalho Monteiro (1848-1920), who managed to realize one of his dreams here with the help of scenographic architect Luigi Manini (1848-1936). Surrounded by lush greenery, Palácio da Regaleira is a fascinating discovery. The palace was built in a romantic revivalist style, imitating Gothic, Manueline and Renaissance architectural and decorative forms, mixed with mythical and esoteric symbolism. A special mention is reserved for the Holy Trinity Chapel, where visitors can take a spiral staircase down to the crypt to discover the monumental initiation pit that, deep down, leads through a cave to an amazing lake hidden in the middle of the gardens. .

Duration: 2 hour

Pass By: Palacio de Monserrate

Museums and Palaces Park and Palace of Monserrate This fantastic Romantic park was created by William Beckford, who fell in love with the Sintra Mountain.