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Alto da Vigia

Alto da Vigia is the site of a monumental Roman sanctuary from the 2nd–3rd centuries CE.


Penedo is considered one of the most traditional villages—if not the most traditional—in Sintra.

Saint Eufémia Chapel

On the hillside above São Pedro de Penaferrim is a chapel dedicated to Santa Eufémia

Saint Mammes Chapel

São Mamede de Janas has been sacred for a long time. Local legend asserts that there was a temple dedicated to Diana at the site.

Cabo da Roca

This wild and rugged promontory is the westernmost edge of the ancient eruptive Serra da Sintra.

Capuchos Convent

The Capuchos Convent, also known as the Cork Convent or the Convent of the Holy Cross of the Sintra Hills, was built in 1560.

Castle of the Moors

The massive stone walls of the Moorish Castle snake over the even more massive granite boulders that litter the sides of Sintra Mountain.

Monserrate Palace

Monserrate Palace is a palatial villa, an eclectic and charming construction, designed with rotundas and towers, arabesque cut-outs and Moorish-influenced plaster work.

Palace of Pena

Buried beneath the romantic exotica of Pena Palace lies a very different story-

Quinta da Regaleira

The Regaleira Estate includes a palace and chapel, grottoes, tunnels, towers, a ziggurat, elaborate fountains, and an initiatic well.

Powerful Places Guidebooks

Powerful Places Guidebooks