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Sintra

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Sintra is a small town, in a spectacular setting, situated 28km from Lisbon in Portugal. It houses a Royal Palace, used by generations of Portuguese royalty prior to the 1910 revolution. The surrounding hills are surmounted by the remains of the Moorish Castle and by the nineteenth-century Pena Palace.

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By train

Sintra rail station may be reached by CP services from several Lisbon stations, including Santa Apolónia, Oriente, Campolide and Rossio. The town is a 10 minute walk from the station. Alternatively, a bus to the center can be caught from the bus stop opposite the station.

For more information, contact:

  • CP (http://www.cp.pt/), Portuguese Railways.
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By tram

The historic 14km tram route from Praia das Maçãs, mainland Europe's most westerly holiday resort, terminates about 1km from Sintra town centre, at Ribeira de Sintra, which is located about 1km down the hill past the Hotel Tivoli, near the Royal Palace. The service is operated by restored trams dating from the early 20th century; operates F-Su 9:30am-7:30pm; trams run hourly taking 45 minutes for the journey.

For more information, contact:

  • Sintra Tram (http://www.cm-sintra.pt/NoticiaDisplay.aspx?ID=2968), telephone +351 219238500.
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Get around

Best is to take a bus into town and walk from there. PArking is abysmal. If you do drive to Sintra, park in one of the several parkinglots below the town center, and walk up into town. Form there you can walk to Monserrat, Palacia de Pena, and other sights.

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See

  • Monserrat
  • The Royal Palace
  • Pena park with Pena Palace
  • Quinta da Regaleira
  • Convento dos Capuchos
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  • Quejadas
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