Things to do in
Sintra

Colorful palaces and boundless panoramic views await you in this fairytale town at a stone's-throw from Lisbon.

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Planning Your Visit

  • When to go?

    Sintra offers good weather year-round, but the best times to visit are spring and fall, when you can avoid the crowds and extreme temperatures of the summer season.

  • How long do I need?

    A few days in Sintra is enough to see the sites, then add as many days as you want to relax on the beach.

  • Lisbon to Sintra

    It's very easy to get to Sintra as part of a longer trip to Lisbon. The trains are quick, regular, and cheap. The area offers a historic, quiet alternative to Lisbon's bustling center, and the beaches are prettier and calmer. You can also rent a car to get there for relatively cheap--book online for the best deals.

Good to know

  • Language
    Portuguese
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +351
  • Best time to visit
    Sintra tends to stay cooler than Lisbon because of the elevation and the abundant shade provided from the lush landscape -- so even summer isn't unbearable. Weekdays are better than weekends to visit the sights and avoid the traffic congestion through the narrow and steep streets.

Other Sightseeing Options in Sintra

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What people are saying about Sintra

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 21,602 reviews

The trip itself is amazing with all the history, agriculture, flora and monuments but Miguel helped it be an over the top experience. Very funny and quick witted!

Agnes and Paolo were excellent hosts and knowledgeable tour guides. Had a great time! Very friendly and would tour with them again!

excellant guide in Luis so flexible and accommodating. would definitely recommend this tour highly informative

Pedro was outstanding above and beyond all expectations… thank you so much

To see lot of different things under one day. 4 stops is ok.