There are zones in the Town of Sintra where payment is required in order to park your vehicle on public roads. These zones are duly signposted. In order to validate your parking, you should acquire the respective ticket from parking meters. Payment can be made with €0.05, €0.10, €0.20, €0.50, €1.00 and €2.00 coins. The meters do not give change, for which reason the total amount inserted is converted into parking time.

You can also use the Portela de Sintra 24 Hour car park. This park is connected to bus and train services. The maximum fare / day is 1.50€ (including VAT)

Portela de Sintra Park GPS Coordinates are:  38°48'9.12"N  / 9°22'27.53"W

For further information or if you have any doubts, please consult the website EMES, E.M at

NOW PARKING IN SINTRA IS EASIER: EMES, E.M offers an alternative to using coins and parking meters in the Vila de Sintra Zones 3 and 31 – the Mobile Payment System – which allows you to make the most of the beauty of Sintra and means that paying for parking is no longer a problem. This service allows the payment of the parking to be performed using your mobile phone. You can perform the payment by SMS text message, by using use the mobile app (IOS and Android) and also via the Portal Móvel website.


Pay for and / extend your parking time remotely, without worrying about how long you will take;
No need to worry about having change;
Message warning you that you are almost out of parking time;
Review your history and charge up your balance on-line
Get your receipts online

Further information can be found at where the mobile apps are also available for download.

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