Things To Do In Sintra
Europe a dream destination of the majority of people has several rainbow colored city. Sintra is one of the less known city with a legendary piece of history. Sintra is recommended as the most popular day trip in Europe, which is nearest from Lisbon. The architecture of Neolithic times might attract you with regal castles with artistic touch. Here is a list of ‘Things To Do In Sintra’.
- Convent Of the Capuchos
The convents and its residences were built in the 16th century which were originally house to 12-monks, who lived in cramped conditions. By the 20th century it was opened to the public and acquired by state authority. The Convent of Capuchos also includes courtyard, farmhouse, hall of penitence and other buildings. It was designed for prayer and solitude which stands proudly on the edge of Sintra Mountains.
- Monserrate Park and Palace
The Palace was the summer residence for Portuguese. The unique eclectic style is great instance and a blend of Moghul and Portugal structure. The terracotta domes with reminiscent Faberge eggs rising from cylinder towers and Alternate Square offers aesthetic touch. Open lawn under the shadow of palace adds charm to the palace.
- Castle of Moors
The Castle was built in 8th century, at the time when Muslims conquered the Iberian Peninsula, which was then conquered by the Portuguese. The walls encircling the palace resembles the Great Wall of China. The spectacular view makes the Castle more charming. The double fortress wall made of granite cliff faces puts the castle in good shape.
- Pena National Palace
The Palace sits pompously at a high height, which can be seen from Lisbon. The Golden tower dome with red brick chapel is extremely spectacular also considered as one of the most impressive 19th century Romanticism in Europe. The perfect blend of different architectural style like Neo-Gothic, Neo-Moorish, Neo Renaissance and Neo- Manueline.
- Sintra National Palace
The lavish interior and twin conical chimney make the Palace unique and outstanding. A style mixture of Manueline and Moorish styles. The barley twist columns and arabesque courtyard with geometric tiles depicts its Moorish origins, it was in 1385, when King John I renovated the whole palace. The palace was in use by the royal family till 1880.