World Heritage Site for Cultural Landscape
Sintra, the enchanted village
Sintra emerges as an enchanted place, and offers the National Palaces of Sintra, Pena and Queluz, the Palace and Quinta da Regaleira, the Chalet of the Condessa d’Edla, the Palace and Gardens of Seteais, the Monserrate Gardens and Palace with its countless fountains, waterfalls, palaces, and hermitages; not forgetting of the different museums, with special prominence on the Archaeological Museum of São Miguel de Odrinhas and the MUSA – Museum of Arts in Sintra, recently installed in the Old Casino of Sintra, proposing a journey through the figurative art, of the Municipal Collection of Contemporary Art, through painting and sculpture, produced by Portuguese and foreign artists residing in Portugal.
A privileged region, with an extraordinary and sui generis microclimate, conditioned by its geographical location, close to the sea, and by the morphology of the landscape, specifically of the Serra of Sintra, it makes the ideal environment for the abundance of vegetation, and generates a mild temperature throughout the year, with low thermal amplitudes.
With its imposing mountain, splashed with palaces, churches and manor houses, extends for 10km to the Atlantic Ocean, towards the west, and the charm of its villages, coloring this “saloia” area, to the north of the municipality, Sintra is a privileged place par excellence, of undeniable beauty and of cultural and natural interest.