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Sintra is known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural monuments, which has resulted in its classification as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Just outside Lisbon, Sintra is dotted with opulent royal retreats, estates, castles, Mooorish fountains and ruins.

Sintra as seen from the national palace window

National Palace, Sintra

Sintra's pelourinho with the kitchen chimney of the National Palace in the background

Over the top opulence of Sintra

Medieval costume???

Delicious fresh bread rolls filled with chorizo sausage, straight out of the wood fire; we ate dozens of them

Palacio Nacional de Pena, Sintra

Moorish fountain at Sintra

Remaining wall of the Moorish castle, Sintra

he remains of a Christian church inside the walls of the Moorish castle Sintra

Typical opulance of Sintra's buildings


Down to the ocean from Sintra on a 100 year old tram

Wood fired ovens, not pig's bums
More chorizo filled bread being made at a market outside of Sintra

Delicious hams, cheeses and sausages for sale at the market