Sintra is a popular tourist attraction in Portugal due to its remarkable 19th century Romantic architecture and breath-taking landscapes.

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I learned Lord George Gordon Byron visited the place and amazed. And here is where he liked to have  a snack:

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But we enjoyed this little and narrow streets, stairs and old stone houses!

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The Palace Quinta de Regaleira is romantic palace and chapel, and a luxurious park that features lakes, grottoes, wells, benches, fountains, and a vast array of exquisite constructions. The palace is also known as “The Palace of Monteiro the Millionaire”, which is based on the nickname of its best known former owner.

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Quinta da Regaleira palace

We continued strolling down the narrow road. Until we reached the west of the west of Europe. 🙂

Europe’s westernmost point Cabo do Rocka is found between Sintra and Cascais, and is topped by a lighthouse from 1772 and an inscription by poet Luis de Camões noting that “Here, land ends and the sea begins.” It’s one of Portugal’s most emblematic sites, a country always looking out to sea.

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It is a place of natural beauty, where you can enjoy a unique landscape, and the sea makes its presence in an imposing way. There is still in operation the third oldest lighthouse on the coast of Portugal.

Usually it is a place for surfers, but also there is a nice bar a bit up where from you can capture the view.

 

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  1. Sintra is really indeed a good and beautiful tourist city, a place that one goes and comes out with beautiful story to tell. I have heard a lot about this place and from your own point of view, you have really done a great thing by publishing this on your blog.
    Am looking forward to visit this place very soon.

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