Sintra is a delightful Portuguese town that is famed for its Romanticism style of architecture. Throughout the forested hills of the Serra da Sintra national park, you can visit numerous ancient castles and sumptuous palaces like the "Palácio da Pena” and the "Quinta da Regaleira” featuring an elaborate and decorative architecture.

Many people take a day trip from Lisbon to visit Sintra, but more than one day is needed to discover this fascinating region fully. For an authentic experience, take the small roads between the farms near Sintra to explore small valleys, views of the Serra da Sintra and many, many windmills.