From Medieval to Romantic times (National Palace & Regaleira)
Discover Sintra, a true glorious ‘Garden of Eden’, as the famous poet Lord Byron once called it. Sintra the name of the mountain and of the small town has been for centuries the hunting and summer resort of Portuguese royalty and wealthy aristocrats. Located 30 minutes from Lisbon was the first European site listed by UNESCO as a Cultural Landscape – World Heritage – in 1995.
Visit the National Palace of Sintra inhabited for nearly eight centuries by the Portuguese monarchy and its court, combining different architectural styles from Gothic and Manueline elements with the incredible Hispano-Moresque tiles decoration where you will discover with your expert guide facts and stories about Royals of the past .
Visit also the fascinating and mysterious Regaleira State and Palace. Built by a Portuguese millionaire nicknamed Moneybags Monteiro between late 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries, this mansion and fascinating gardens contain hidden tunnels and secretive masonic symbolism that you shall discover with the help of your guide.
– Walking tour
• Meeting point: Sintra – Palácio Nacional de Sintra (entrance, near the fountain)
– Everyday of the week