In "Most Beautiful Castles", Sintra occupies the 1st place on a selection of 15. Its referred that the Pena Palace, at the top of the mountain, was ordered by Ferdinand the second, on the XIX century. Refers also, Pena Park, with its luxurious gardens, with more than 500 species of flora, originated from the four corners of the world.
At the "Best Hiden Tresures", Sintra appears on a honorable 4th place, justified by the village location, between the mountain and the sea also refered as the "true capital of the romantism".
Meanwile , Quinta da Regaleira, in Sintra, was classified as being one of the "most incredible" places on earth, by the australian site. Regaleira is included as one of the most surpriseful monuments of the historic center of Sintra, makind a refrence to the initiation well, used some time ago to the realization of initiation rituals.
The elaborated list contains 16 special locations that aren't massively invaded by tourists.