Truly like a page out of a fairy tale, Sintra in Portugal is a town of stunning palaces with varied architectures (and histories); vast and fascinating gardens; and mysterious monuments. If you visit Portugal, a visit to this UNESCO World Heritage town is a must!

Photos taken with an iPhone.

Recommended: Only a 30-minute train ride from the capital of Lisbon, you can afford to stay at least one night to make the most of all that there is to see. Highly recommend all of the palaces featured here; breakfast (and/or afternoon tea) at Cafe Saudade for sweet Portuguese delights; and a stay at Sintra Bliss House where you’ll find cosy rooms, delicious breakfast, and super-lovely staff!

To find out more about the National Palace of Sintra; the park and Palace of Monserrate; and the National Palace of Pena, and how easy it is to travel between the town centre and these sites, click here: Parques de Sintra.

For more information on the Qinta da Regaleira, click here: Quinta da Regaleira.

National Palace of Pena (location of the featured image).

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National Palace of Sintra.

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Palace of Monserrate and Park.

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Quinta da Regaleira (including the famous Initiation Well).

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Cafe Saudade, Sintra (Portuguese treats and coffee!).

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