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Sintra is a picturesque town in the municipality of  Greater Lisbon. It's actually only about a 30 minute train ride from Lisbon...
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Pena Palace Staircase

Sintra, Portugal

Sintra is a picturesque town in the municipality of Greater Lisbon. It's actually only about a 30 minute train ride from Lisbon and well worth the visit. Actually you'll need a few days...more than a few. The village of Sintra is known for its romanticist architecture, royal palaces and castles, beautiful gardens and historic estates. Photo © copyright by Edith Levy.