As a Sintra local for over 40 years, I'd like to share with you my top 10 must-see parks, palaces, and monuments in this magical town:
Bonus (not so) secret spots
As a Sintra local, I have the privilege of living in one of the most beautiful regions in Portugal. There are three places that particularly stand out to me and that I love to take friends and family to when they visit: Azenhas do Mar Village, Cabo da Roca, and Almoçageme Village.
Azenhas do Mar Village is a small coastal village that sits on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The village's white houses and red roofs make for a stunning contrast against the blue sea and sky. I love to come here to enjoy the fresh sea breeze, walk along the beach, and sample the local seafood dishes.
Cabo da Roca is the westernmost point of Europe and has become a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Sintra. The rugged cliffs, crashing waves, and stunning views make for an unforgettable experience. I love to come here to watch the sunset and take in the natural beauty that surrounds me. Due to its fame, it can get crowded in the summer...
Finally, Almoçageme Village is a charming town that is known for its narrow streets, traditional houses, great restaurant, and friendly locals. I love to come here to enjoy the laid-back atmosphere, visit Adraga beach, or go for a hike along the Atlantic cliffs and take in the beautiful scenery. If you are a wine fan, one of the best local wineries has a pretty shop in town - but you must book beforehand to visit.
All three of these destinations are unique and special in their own way, and I feel grateful to live in a place that offers such diverse and beautiful experiences.
You can visit these top coastal spots on our Atlantic Adventure and Cape Escape ebike tour routes.
Come and Visit Sintra
These are my top 10 must-see parks, palaces, and monuments in Sintra - but I couldn't close this post without mentioning my favourite not so secret spots too. Each place is special and unique, and I hope you'll enjoy them as much as I do.
If you ever get the chance to visit Sintra, I highly recommend checking out these three destinations.
Sintra is a magical town that's full of surprises and hidden treasures, so take your time and explore all that Sintra has to offer!
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