Briefs

Sintra – Portugal

The Sintra Villa , is located among the Sintra Hills Sierra , it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s history dates to the II century B.C. and was considered part of the Roman city of Olisspo, today known as Lisbon. It is granted the title of Municipality in 1154, a few years after its reconquest for Christianity by Alfonso I of Portugal.

Among the most important and impressive places that one can find in Sintra are; the National Palace of Sintra, located in the center of town and “Quinta da Regaleira”. Along the mountain range one encounters the “Castelo dos Mouros”, the Pena Palace and many others. The palaces of Sintra have been summer residences for Portuguese kings and nobles.

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