'''Sintra''' is both a town and a municipality in the Lisbon
Coast/aka [[Estoril Coast]] region of [[Portugal]]. Its spectacular setting, 28km from [[Lisbon]], houses a Royal Palace, used by generations of Portuguese royalty prior to the 1910 revolution. The surrounding hills are surmounted by the remains of the Moorish Castle and by the nineteenth-century Pena Palace. Historic Sintra is an heritage patrimony site declared by UNESCO.The Estoril coast is often considered to be part of the Lisbon coast, which includes Cascais, Lisbon, Sintra , and other nearby municipalities.
Near Estoril, the majestic Sintra Mountains cast a veil of mystery over the town nestling on its northern slopes. The hills and the surrounding area have been classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage site both for their cultural significance and for their outstanding natural beauty. == Regions==
* [[Queluz]] (city)
* [[Agualva-Cacem]] (city)
* [[Colares]] (town)
Sintra]] (vila/town and serra/mountain).
Sintra rail station
may be reached by '''CP''' services from several [[Lisbon]] stations, including Santa Apolónia, Oriente, Campolide and Rossio. The town is a 10 minute walk from the station. Alternatively, a bus to the center can be caught from the bus stop opposite the station.
It should cost around €4.10 return. Tell the machine that you want a ticket for two trips; you will need one for the outward and one for the return journey. Remember to validate your ticket by touching it to the checkpoint before boarding the return train. Keep the used ticket, as you can re-charge it for other trips in and around Lisbon.
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The historic 14km tram route from [[Praia das Maçãs]], mainland Europe's most westerly holiday resort, terminates about 1km from Sintra town centre, at Ribeira de Sintra, which is located about 1km down the hill past the Hotel Tivoli, near the Royal Palace. The service is operated by restored trams dating from the early 20th century; operates
F-Su 9:30AM-7:30PM; trams run hourly taking 45 minutes for the journey. The tram line is fully operational after being shut for 2 years (2011-2012) after extensive damage was caused when the overhead cables were stolen. [http://www.sintra-portugal.com/Attractions/Sintra-Tram-Eletricos-de-Sintra.html ]
Cycling in Sintra can be an interesting day out for those who are fit and have some experience.
If staying in Sintra and around a local company is a good option for you.