Planning Sintra tour? These are the places you should visit!
Sintra is filled with wonderful architecture, tasty restaurants, beautiful landscapes and charming streets in the center, but there are two places you have to visit in order to get the best experience possible in a Sintra tour, Pena Palace and Quinta da Regaleira.
Pena Palace (Palacio Nacional da Pena)
Built in 1854, Pena Palace exhibits the architecture of the 19th century Romanticism, featuring vivid colours and mythological statues, both from inside and outside. The palace features complex stone cravings, stunning views and a lot of historical information to witness. The Pena park surrounds the palace, spreading for over 200 hectares of beautiful trees from all around the world, from North American sequoia to New Zealand tree ferns. The layout of the park is similar to a labyrinth, consisting in narrow paths that connect the palace with other points of interest. The clock tower, Arches Yard and chapel's vibrant colours should be enough to leave you in awe!
Quinta da Regaleira
Classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this Portuguese treasure features many delicate statues, caves, waterfalls and ever secret passages. It is hard to visit all of its corners in one day due to its enormous size. Having an ideal atmosphere for romanticism, Quinta da Regaleira includes a Roman catholic chapel, a beautiful cave with a labyrinthic structure and view that embraces the whole of Sintra, you can even see the Pena castle from far away.
Planning a Sintra tour
Doing a tour in Sintra can prove to be hard, the best way to do it is to contact a private tour company, this way you will have a more informative experience while exploring both the Pena Palace and Quinta da Regaleira. A Sintra tour requires a lot of walking around, therefore getting a private tour with a van for the whole group can save you both time and energy . If you have a small group, then you can also enjoy the ride of a tuk-tuk.
If you are planning on doing a Sintra tour, Tribos Tours would gladly ensure you have the best experience while doing it!