Sintra is a town all-time favourite of kings, nobles, poets, painters and artists, one of the most delightful places to be found in Portugal. Sintra's beautiful surroundings of forested hills are the perfect setting for the town's many elegant palaces, castles and museums. It is classified as World Heritage by UNESCO. Considered to be an important royal retreat in the Portuguese riviera, the town of Sintra is tudded with many pastel-coloured palaces and villas. The town is close to the capital city of Lisbon and finds itself frequented by day-trippers from the capital city. Though the architectural heritage of the town is a more obvious reason for this town's place in the history of the nation, the town's literary heritage is responsible in making it a legendary reference in Portuguese culture
Palace of Pena is the most complete and notable example of Portuguese architecture in the Romantic period. It stands on one of the rocky peaks of the Serra de Sintra, and blends in a surprisingly fortunate manner with its natural background of greenery and crags, testifying to the aesthetic potentialities of the project.
For lunch, a cozy terraced restaurant offers an amazing location with stunning views of the sea. The charming, involving Atlantic landscape and the rhythm of the waves combine to the most exquisite atmosphere. The menu is based on fish and seafood from the shores, some locally caught.
In the afternoon, visit the the westernmost wine estate in continental Europe. This boutique winery, where you will enjoy a wine tasting, benefits from its beautiful location over the Atlantic Ocean. The property, with 7 hectares of vineyards, belongs to Baron Bruemmer and is surrounded by gardens, fruit trees and centuries-old trees in a romantic and bucolic environment very distinctive of Sintra.