Sintra town

Next morning I woke up and realized that the weather was quite fair. Therefore, I decided to go strightaway from the Passport hostel to Sintra, a small town situated 27 kilometres from LisbonTrains to Sintra depart from Lisbon's Rossio station.

You can get to Sintra from Rossio railway station in LisbonYou can get to Sintra from Rossio railway station in Lisbon

Sintra is most frequently visited by the so called day trippers, who arrive from Lisbon for a couple of hours. I've got to admit I was one of them, I came by train (a ticket for 2 Euro) at about 12 am and at 4pm I already got on bus to Cabo de Roca. Even if you have only a little time, Sintra is definitely worth visiting.

The Sintra PalaceThe Sintra Palace

Sintra is located  to the northwest of Lisbon and is surrounded by gorges. Some people say that the city is clearly divided into three villages but frankly, it wasn't so it wasn't so apparent to me. Overall, the city is really beautiful and with full responsibility I may  agree with an old Spanish saying: “To see the whole world and not to see Sintra means seeing nothing”.

The Tivoli Palacio de Seteais Hotel in SintraThe Tivoli Palacio de Seteais Hotel in Sintra

Sintra is famous mainly for its Old Town. It's a charming place, ideal for the fans of old buildings and pleasant streets. The oldest buildings date back to the 8th an 9th century. Other come from the 15th and 19th c. These are mainly palaces and great estates. The main attraction in Sintra  is the Castle of the Moors where tourists can admire the panoramic view of Lisbon. Sintra is located near Capo de Roca, which is the westernmost point of Europe. Visitors may enjoy rocky beaches and subtropical gardens.

The Sintra-Cascais Natural ParkThe Sintra-Cascais Natural Park

I focused on walking through the Old Town and taking photos. That's the outcome:

Not all the villas in Sintra are inhabitedNot all the villas in Sintra are inhabited

Sintra bus stopSintra bus stop