Cultural Landscape of Sintra

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Sintra, Portugal

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WHS Portugal: Cultural Landscape of Sintra Feb 14, 2017
The walk from the train station into the town made me realise why Sintra was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. It is a jaw-dropper of a place. It's also really easy to visit as it is only a short train ride from Rossio station in Lisbon.

After walking around the centre of town and window shopping, I made my way to Quinta da Regaleira where I spent a large portion of the day exploring the beautiful grounds, follies and of course, the mansion. On tearing myself away from this slice of paradise, I walked a short way to a bus stop and got on the busy tourist bus up to the Moorish Castle. I spent an hour or two walking around the old walls of the castle and taking in the picturesque views. Lord Byron described Sintra as 'the most beautiful in the world' and who am I to argue.

There are an additional two other palaces that also comprise the Cultural Landscape of Sintra that I didn't get time to visit; the Pena Palace and the National Palace of Sintra. Maybe next time!
Down a well at Quinta da Regaleira
Benches in Sintra
Moorish Castle
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Posted on: Mar 11, 2017
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