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“.
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 !
There are many different paths and secret entrances leading to tunnels, caves, waterfalls, wells, caves, etc.
The Unfinished Well
Path leading to the waterfall
The Initiatic Well
The main house
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.
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 !