Sintra is a small Portuguese town located 25 km northwest of Lisbon. It has been classified among “the Cultural Heritage of Humanity”, in the “Cultural Landscape” category, since 1995.
The city has a population of 33,000 (378,000 inhabitants in the municipality).
Sintra has been around since the 2nd century BC, and it was also interesting under the control of Muslims in Andalusia.
This small tourist town is famous for its picturesque nature, its castles, its historical monuments, its aristocratic establishments and its exceptional climate.
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