Sintra

The third day in Lisbon we decided to take a train from Rossio station to visit Sintra. There are trains departing every 30 minutes and a return tickets cost € 5 per person. We arrived at the station early in the morning, but the line to get a ticket was already very long and it took us about an hour to get our tickets because of the very poor organization and lack of staff ..so be prepared !

There is a short walk from the train station to the town and from there you can either walk to the sites or catch a bus. We decided to walk the 15 minutes to the “quinta da regaleira“.

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This is a pretty nice walk and a great introduction to what will follow ! The entrance fee for the park is 7 € per adult, you receive a map and then the exploration begins !

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There are many different paths and secret entrances leading to tunnels, caves, waterfalls, wells, caves, etc.

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“Labyrintic grotto”

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Regaleira tower

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Underground paths

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The Unfinished Well

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Path leading to the waterfall

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The Initiatic Well

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The main house

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In the afternoon we walked outside the center of Sintra in the forest and found a really nice park along the way, it’s actually a private villa and its garden but the owner offered a free access to the visitors.

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One day is definitely not enough to do everything, so we decided to take our time and appreciate as much as we could the city, but I would love to come back at some point to visit all the other sights like the Palácio Nacional da Pena, the Castelo dos Mouros, or the Parque e Palácio de Monserrate or the ocean !

 

Previous Stop – Lisbon & Porto 

 

 

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