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Sintra Walking tours

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The Unexpected Gardens, Capuchos-Monserrate

Duration: 6 hours

This tour takes you to visit two wonderful gardens and its monuments.

“Capuchos”, probably the most important testimony of the Sintra primeval forest , preserved by the brotherhood of Franciscan friars and their austere monument carved in stone.

“Montserrate”, which is one of the most beautiful creations of the Romanticism landscape, as well as it´s very beautiful palace. Immortalized by Lord Byron, “Monserrate” is one of the most famous and exotic Europe “Victorian” gardens.

Before the picnic in the “Monserrate” gardens, we will go through the startling forest corridor with about 7km which link these two wonderful gardens and monuments.

The Route of Romanticism

Duration: 6 hours

Our route of Romanticism will take you into the heart of the “Cultural Landscape of Sintra – UNESCO World Heritage Centre” and its fabulous architectural monuments.

We begin at the “Parque da Pena”, and it is from there that we start this journey into the amazing 19th Century.

Relive a thousand years of history in the visit to the renovated Moorish Castle. Step back further in time, and see the remains of villages from the Neolithic period to about five thousand years ago.

Indulge in the intimacy of the gardens of the “Parque da Pena” and it´s large Victorian lakes.

Marvel at the gorgeous architecture of the “Pena” palace, the most important center of the Sintra Cultural Landscape, as well as its romantic botanical gardens.

Be amazed by the originality of the Chalet of Countess “D’Edla” and discover the woods which are a tribute to the “Romanticism” movement.

Sintra, Sierra of Secular Mysteries

Duration: 6 hours

Come with us to meet a more mystical and occult Sierra de Sintra side, Humanity Universal Heritage.

On this tour we will meet its people and their customs. Come and feel what is considered the most beautiful and mystical portuguese sierra.

We take you to its highest points, the “Peninha” shrine and marvel at the infinite views. Discover its secrets and mysteries, like the “Capuchos” convent, where even today it is said that “those who wish to penetrate the mystery of the convent must first die.”

Have lunch at a rural tavern and sample the genuine flavor of this land.

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