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Video: Romantic and Colorful Sintra, Portugal

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Lisbon is a beautiful capital, famous for its tiled buildings and sidewalks. However, one of its suburbs is just as beautiful and a tourist destination in its own right: Sintra.

Lying on the coast near the Sintra Mountains and Sintra-Cascais Nature Park, its easy to understand why it's a popular tourist destination. Walking through the town it's hard to miss the Gothic, Moorish and Renaissance elements in its architecture and the fabulously landscaped gardens everywhere. However, Sintra has more than that going for it: An 8th-9th century Moorish castle overlooks the town, the colorful Pena National Palace stands nearby and the Sintra National Palace is in the middle of the city.

We fell in love with Sintra, so much so that we'd love to live there if we ever have a chance to live in Portugal. After you watch our video, maybe you'll feel the same. Please let us know what you think.

Dan's slide show video of Sintra Portugal

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has designated certain places in the world as of outstanding cultural or natural importance to humanity.
Read more about why Sintra, Portugal is a UNESCO Site on their website.
Or if you prefer, you can read about the UNESCO sites we have visited.

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Written by Linda

Linda is multilingual and has been to over 50 countries. Her insatiable love of travel, cuisine, and foreign languages has inspired her to create As We Saw It with her husband Dan, a professional photographer. Her goal is to make travel easier for others and to offer a brief escape to another land.

2 thoughts on “Video: Romantic and Colorful Sintra, Portugal

  1. I have been to Portugal many times. I must admit that Sintra, Estoril and Cascais, are my favorite places to visit. But, I also love the Azores. So much to do there and such a beautiful part of Portugal. I enjoyed your video and it made me miss being there.

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