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Visit Sintra with the Lisboa Card

With the Lisboa Card several attractions are included, including round trip by train from Lisbon to Sintra or Cascais, Myths and Legends museum, Quinta da Regaleira (discount 20%), Sintra National Palace (discount 15%), Sintra Park (discount 15%). Alternatively, you can purchase the Lisboa Sintra Pass which adds free admission to several Sintra attractions to the Lisbon Card.

Lisboa Card

Buy the official Lisbon tourist card and access more than 38 attractions for free or at a discounted price.

sintra pass

Lisboa-Sintra Pass

Visit Sintra by taking advantage of the Lisboa-Sintra Pass, which gives you access to the Palacio de la Pena, the Moors' Castle, and the 72-hour Lisboa Card.

Travel Lisbon - Sintra by trainFreeFree
Sintra Myths and Legends MuseumFreeFree
Quinta da RegaleiraDiscount 20%Discount 20%
National Palace of SintraDiscount 15%Discount 15%
Sintra ParkDiscount 15%Discount 15%
Palace of PenaltyNo discountFree
Castelo dos MourosNo discountDiscount 15%
All the attractions included in the Lisboa CardYESYES
Lisbon audio guideYESYES
Audio guide of SintraNOYES
Pricefrom 27€from 49€

Only 25 kilometers from Lisbon, you will find a city that looks like something out of a storybook: Sintra. This hidden gem combines history, architecture and natural beauty In an irresistible combination. Although it is difficult to condense all its wonders into a single day, with the Lisboa Card and the Lisboa-Sintra Pass we can optimize the visit and fully enjoy what Sintra has to offer.

Sintra, the city that looks like something out of a fairy tale

Sintra, a Portuguese jewel, enchants with Fairytale palaces and breathtaking landscapes. Millennial history and eclectic architecture blend among its castles and gardens. A magical atmosphere envelops this hilly city, declared a . UNESCO World Heritage Site, giving a unique experience between history, natural beauty and mystery. With the Lisboa Card and the Lisboa-Sintra Pass, discover its charms in an itinerary that guides you from Palacio da Pena to Moors Castle, through the charming streets and secret gardens, and then watch the sunset from Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point in Europe.

The history of Sintra

Sintra's history dates back to ancient times, with traces of Neolithic settlements. However, its distinctive character developed during the Moorish occupation of the 8th century, when it became a fortified city. In 12th century, King Alfonso I of Portugal regained it, marking the beginning of his role as Royal residence and place of interest for European nobility. In the Renaissance, Sintra prospered with the construction of palaces and gardens, while in the 19th century King Ferdinand II turned it into a romantic attraction. In 1995, UNESCO recognized Sintra as a World Heritage Site for its extraordinary architecture and cultural landscape. Today, Sintra is a tourist destination renowned for its fairytale palaces and the breathtaking landscapes.

What to visit in Sintra

Sintra is a city full of treasures, but with our concentrated itinerary, we will be able to admire some of its most precious gems:

  • Palacio da Pena: Start with one of Sintra's most extraordinary architectural gems. The Palazzo da Pena is a triumph of romantic architecture and offers breathtaking panoramic views of the city and beyond. Thanks to the Lisboa-Sintra Pass, you will have the opportunity to access it for free, immersing yourself in its history.
  • Castelo dos Mouros: Continue your journey through time by climbing to Castelo dos Mouros, a medieval fortress situated on a hill. From here, you'll enjoy spectacular views of the city and the Atlantic coast (free entry with the Lisboa-Sintra Pass).
  • Quinta da Regaleira: A residence of mysterious and evocative charm, the Quinta da Regaleira is an architectural masterpiece. Through an intricate system of caves, shafts and staircases, you can explore this enigmatic place full of symbolism (with the Lisboa Card and Lisboa-Sintra Pass, you can access 20% discount).
  • Monserrate Park: After a tasty lunch, immerse yourself in Monserrate Park, an oasis of natural beauty that combines romantic and exotic elements. With the Lisboa Card, you'll have the opportunity to wander through lush gardens and breathtaking landscapes.
  • Cabo da Roca: To end this perfect day, head to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point on the European continent. Watch the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean and enjoy panoramic views of rocky cliffs stretching to the horizon.

Lisboa Card

Buy the official Lisbon tourist card and access more than 38 attractions for free or at a discounted price.

sintra pass

Lisboa-Sintra Pass

Visit Sintra by taking advantage of the Lisboa-Sintra Pass, which gives you access to the Palacio de la Pena, the Moors' Castle, and the 72-hour Lisboa Card.

Facts and trivia about Sintra

  • The mysterious tunnels of Quinta da Regaleira: The Quinta da Regaleira, one of Sintra's attractions, is home to a series of underground tunnels, stairways, shafts and even a hidden chapel. This symbolic labyrinth has been associated with various esoteric theories and is one of the city's most enigmatic features.
  • Lord Byron's inspiration: English Romantic poet Lord Byron visited Sintra in 1809 and was so enchanted by it that he called it the "Garden of Eden." The city's beauty and charm inspired his works and helped spread its fame.
  • The throne of Ferdinand II: King Ferdinand II, known as the "re-artist," was a great lover of Sintra. He is said to have placed a throne in the Palace of the Penalty, overlooking Lisbon, from where he could contemplate his beloved city.

Frequently asked questions about Sintra

  • What to see in Sintra with Lisboa Card? With the Lisboa Card, you can take advantage of the following conventions: round trip from Lisbon by train to Sintra or Cascais (free), Sintra Myths and Legends Museum (free), entrance to Quinta da Regaleira (discount 20%), entrance to Sintra National Palace (discount 15%), entrance to Sintra Park (discount 15%).
  • What to see in Sintra with Lisboa-Sintra Pass? With the Lisboa Sintra pass, in addition to all the conventions of the Lisboa card, you are entitled to free admission to the Castle of the Moors, and the Palace and Park of the Penalty.
  • How to get to Sintra from Lisbon? From Rossio train station, located in the heart of Lisbon, you have the option of boarding a train on the direct line to Sintra. Train departures are frequent throughout the day and the journey takes approximately 40 minutes. Once you arrive at Sintra station, you can conveniently walk to the main attractions or take advantage of the local public transportation system.
  • How to get around Sintra? Once you arrive in Sintra, you can move between the main attractions via the local bus service. If you wonder about getting around on foot, consider that although Sintra is compact, only a few attractions are within walking distance of the station or the historic center. To save time and visit more places, I recommend bus number 434, which connects the station with the Palacio Nacional, the Castello dos Mouros, and the Palacio da Pena. Alternatively, there is the Sintra tourist bus, which offers two routes and the option to get on and off freely.
  • How long does it take to visit Sintra? To explore Sintra fully, I suggest you plan at least 2 days. If you only have one day available, it is possible, but you will have to forgo some of the city's most popular attractions.

Things to know before visiting Sintra


To fully enjoy Sintra's attractions without facing long lines at the entrance to each attraction, it is strongly recommended that you purchase the Lisboa Card or Lisboa-Sintra Pass in advance. These passes allow you to visit Sintra while skipping the ticket line.

Turnout: Sintra is extremely popular and the Lisboa-Sintra Pass is frequently booked. If this is one of your "must-sees," book your spot as soon as possible!

Input: upon arrival at each attraction, present the reservation confirmation that will come to you via smartphone. Show your pass at the ticket office, if you have free access you can skip the queue at the ticket office, but if you have to buy a ticket, you can take advantage of the discount immediately.

How to get to Sintra

  • Address: Sintra, Portugal
  • Nearest train stop: Portela de Sintra - Largo Vasco da Gama, 2710-450 
  • Nearest bus stop: Estação de Sintra - 2710-590 Sintra, Portugal
  • Notes: To get to the castle, it is necessary to climb a steep road for about 6 minutes

Sintra Tourist Office: opening hours

  • Days: Monday to Sunday
  • Timetable: 10:00 am to 6:30 pm

Sintra Tourist Office: contacts

  • Address: Praça da República, 23 - 2710-616 Sintra
  • Email:
  • Tel: +351 21 923 11 57


Sintra is really a magical place, a destination that will leave you spellbound forever. With the Lisboa Card or the Lisboa Sintra Pass in your pocket, you can explore some of its most fascinating wonders in a single day. Be ready to live an unforgettable experience between history, architecture and natural beauty, all thanks to your Lisbon and Sintra tourist passes. Enjoy your trip!

Lisboa Card

Buy the official Lisbon tourist card and access more than 38 attractions for free or at a discounted price.

sintra pass

Lisboa-Sintra Pass

Visit Sintra by taking advantage of the Lisboa-Sintra Pass, which gives you access to the Palacio de la Pena, the Moors' Castle, and the 72-hour Lisboa Card.

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2 Comments. Leave new

  • Clara De Klerk
    June 17, 2024 7:43 pm

    Hi there, I wanted to purchase a Lisboa card. How can I get 20% for regaleira and 15% for national palace? Do I have to get the tickets at the door and show my Lisboa card to be able to get the discount? Thank you so much.


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