Castles in Sintra: Fairytale Palaces, Gardens and Historical Sites

Castles in Sintra - Pena Palace and Park - yellow and red turrets of the castle on a hill surrounded by views of the countryside

Sintra is a magical place.  Over the years, the hills of Sintra have seen Portuguese royalty, Moorish princes and eccentric millionaires all leave their mark, creating the beautiful palaces and castles in Sintra.  There is so much to see here you can’t possibly see everything in a day trip to Sintra, so I’ve summarised what […]

The Best Views of Pena Palace & Gardens in Sintra, Portugal

Pena Palace in Sintra Portugal

El Palacio da Pena is the most famous of all the castles in Sintra, and the one you’ll see on all the Portugal guide book photos.  The brightly coloured red and yellow towers are visible from all around Sintra, as this castle is high on the hillside and the gardens include the highest point in […]