Sintra Portugal - A Fairytale Town
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Sintra Guide Ideas
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Pena Palace Skip The Line tickets
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Moorish Castle - Skip The Line Tickets
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Quinta Da Regaleira
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Head from Lisbon to Sintra - easy via train, taxi, or Uber. Plan to spend all day and start early!
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Peña Palace - Uber/tuk tuk can drop right at line entrance at bottom of the hill
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We went straight to Peña Palace to enter before the crowds at opening.
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Peña is a brisk hike uphill - with amazing views to Lisbon. The bright castle is a cant-miss!
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Be sure to check out the intricate carvings over the entrance.
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To save time, buy skip the line tickets on your phone before entering.
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On the hike down be sure to stop at the fountain!
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Walk back down the mountain over to the Moorish Castle next. Be prepared for a major hike!
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The Moorish Castle offers amazing views of the coast and all of Sintras palaces, but is all stairs.
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It’s really windy at the top!
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From the Moorish Castle, hop in a Tuk Tuk and ride into town for lunch!
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You can get around town quick in tuk tuk taxis - but they are about 20 euros to anywhere
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We loved exploring all the monuments and wells along the road. Sintra is full of surprises!
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For lunch we went seafood - octopus in Portugal is amazing.
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Be sure to get a Sintra Pillow Pastry in town!
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Hop in a tuk tuk next to head to Quinta da Regaleira for romantic towers...
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a gorgeous gothic palace....
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And an otherworldly Masonic well.
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The well was for initiations and other rituals (not sacrifice) but it had a seriously creepy vibe.
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Be sure to look back up at the Moorish castle before heading back to Lisbon!
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I can’t wait to go and explore so much more someday - this was just a tiny glimpse of Sintra!
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