Azenhas do Mar

A viewpoint from which one can see the Sintra coastline.

It has a stunning view of the cliffs looming over the full majesty of the Atlantic Ocean, but is flanked by the picturesque scene of the little houses adorned with blue, almost as if sculpted into the rock. In this idyllic setting the sea enters between the cliffs, forming small natural pools.

Cabo da Roca

The westernmost point of Europe “where land ends and the sea begins”, in the words of the poet Luís de Camões. The view from here is truly magnificent, extending from the Roca lighthouse to Adraga beach. The cliffs are 140 metres above sea level. It is situated in the parish of Colares, 18 km from the historical centre of Sintra.


Pisões Cascade (Cascata dos Pisões)

Esta pequena cascata, encontra-se muito perto da Quinta da Regaleira, e interrompe uma linha de muros altos que ladeiam a estrada. O verde do cenário e o ruído da água a correr, torna aquele local único.

Moorish Castle (Castelo dos Mouros)

3DSentry of the Serra de Sintra (Sintra mountain range). The Moorish Castle dates back to the period of Islamic dominance and the conquests of Dom Afonso Henriques, Portugal's first king. Discover the archaeological sites, walk up along the winding walls and take in, from up high, the wonderful views over Sintra all the way to the sea.


Another fine viewpoint in Sintra. An excellent spot to relax and appreciate the lush vegetation of the Raposa valley as well as admire the Moorish Castle, the National Palace of Sintra and the old town. Very near Sintra’s historical centre, this viewpoint is within easy reach of Sintra railway station.

Cruz Alta

This is the viewpoint from which it is possible to see the Serra (mountains) and Sintra in all their splendour and from all angles. Situated 529 metres above sea level, it is the highest point in the Serra. A bucolic landscape, with the sea on the horizon and the whole council of Sintra to the north. To the south, the eye contemplates the vast panorama as far as Lisbon and the River Tagus. This viewpoint is situated in the middle of the Pena park, only 4 km from the historical centre.


The Ferraria viewpoint is a living postcard of the town of Sintra. The beauty of Sintra’s natural features is combined with human creations. All here, at the Ferraria viewpoint, at the heart of the historical centre.

Queluz Woods (Matinha de Queluz)

Matinha de Queluz is a small enclosure attached to the Queluz National Palace and separated from its gardens by the IC 19 motorway. It is home to countless self-sown arboreal species, a treasured stand of oak trees and other natural vegetation and is considered, in scientific circles, to be a potential genetic reserve.

Vigia Viewpoint

The Vigia viewpoint is situated in the middle of the Serra of Sintra (Sintra mountains). The view from here is magnificent, comparable only to the most beautiful picture postcards: three mountains, each with an amazing building: the National Palace of Pena, the Moorish Castle and the Castle of São Gregório, a revivalist mansion. São Pedro de Sintra is only 2 km from the historical centre.

Churchyard of the Church of S. Martinho

3DSituated in the town’s historical centre, this viewpoint is within easy reach of the railway station. A truly romantic setting, with the creepers wrapped round the columns and a porch that serves as a shelter for those wishing to take a rest on the benches and admire an alchemical scenario. It has a fine view of the Serra (mountains), the National Palace of Pena, the Moorish Castle and the National Palace of Sintra.

Parque da Liberdade (Freedom Park)

In 1936 the Sintra Tourism Commission announced the acquisition of Valenças Park in order to provide Sintra with a public park. It was seen as a great improvement and filled what was considered a gap: “(...)  "(...) it was not right that this town, known as the land of gardens and flowers, did not have a public park where its residents and tourists could stroll and rest their weary legs (...)".

Pena Park (Parque da Pena)

Symbol of Sintra, Wonder of Portugal. In the Pena Palace and its park, the search for all things exotic and the admiration of nature come together. In the midst of exotic trees and native species you will come across various monuments which together, form an unmissable whole in which the incomparable Pena Palace stands out. 

Monserrate Park (Parque de Monserrate)

3DThe remarkable romantic garden of an English millionaire. Francis Cook, an English millionaire, built the palace and its exuberant gardens, which bear witness to the eclectic spirit of the 1800's. In the park, which has a strong English influence, the palace merges with one of the richest botanical gardens in Portugal. Take a stroll among the exotic trees, cascades and lakes and discover a unique park.

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