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Sintra 2710-616, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You can easily walk from the train station to/from city center, and we enjoyed grabbing a quick bite and shopping in this area. Would recommend eating here in city center before heading to palaces, as you have way more options and better prices.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nicoleandcurtis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sinatra is a lovely town with plenty of history and enchanted gardens and palaces. The main area of town is pleasant to walk and have a meal.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank book_of_dreams
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Old Town area of Sintra is cute and charming and consists of a maze of narrow pedestrian alleys lined with shops. It’s fun to visit, but like most Old Town areas, it consists mostly of tourist restaurants and tourist shops and there isn’t much...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank EJW3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the center after our trip to the Pena Palace. The town center is not that big so you don't have to spend much time exploring. It has lots of cafes, restaurants and tourist shops. We found a small crepe restaurant for lunch before...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank wwjd1947
Reviewed 10 November 2018

I loved Sintra so much that I went with our tour group and then went back again for solo time. It's adorable with shops, restaurants and cafes. Plus, the history is amazing - and lovely!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank travellikeaprince
Reviewed 10 November 2018

The historical center is very nice, it has a lot of restaurants, pastrys and cafes. You can wander around and see old buildings.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bogdan B
Reviewed 6 November 2018

So gorgeous! What a beautiful place. There are quite a lot of steep hills covered in cobblestones, so be prepared to go "up and down", wear comfy shoes. The homes in the area have a lot of character and the centro is filled with coffee...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Muggle2000
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

All tourist centred but not unpleasant place with nice cafes ,some with great views ,and lovely ice cream parlours .a nice place to spend an afternoon but only really need a few hours there no more.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank samUk_wales
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

As anywhere I’ve been in Portugal, the people are polite and helpful and even the “tourist traps” are decent quality and reasonably priced, but unfortunately Sintra is one of those beautiful European villages that has become a soulless theme park, crowded with tourists and souvenir...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

Fairly typical tourist town, but friendly people. Very crowded even on the off-season. Lots of places to shop and eat

Date of experience: October 2018
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14 December 2017|
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Response from Jim31944 | Reviewed this property |
Take train or Uber to Sintra and walk.