Sintra is a charming town only 45 minutes by train from Lisbon. Nestled amongst the tall trees and flowering vines are ornate palaces and villas worthy of fairy tales, and overlooking the village is a Moorish castle high on a hilltop, with ivy creeping over its ancient walls.
The narrow streets are lined with houses and churches in a rainbow of pastel colors, their courtyards spilling over with bougainvillea, fuchsias and fragrant roses. With its impressive architecture, it's no wonder that Sintra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And with its quaint cobblestone streets and lush gardens, it's easy to see why Sintra is one of Portugal's popular tourist destinations.