Sintra – the magic castle town
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If you are into history, royalty, magic and mysticism: don’t look any further!
Once a Berber`s (North African Moors) stronghold, in the 18th and 19th century Sintra became the center of interest for European Royalty and nobility. During the hot summer months the slightly cooler all year around micro-climate made this place especially bearable for the wig wearing upper class. We imagine them patched up with makeup, probably feeling itchy and scratchy all day long, gathering in the palaces, mansions and gardens, at fancy mask parties: That’s surely where one learned about the hottest gossip at the European courts!
👉🏽 What’s especially interesting from our point of view is the ride to Sintra, coming from Ericeira! Make sure to take the national road towards Azenhas do Mar. From there, explore the surrounding Sintra mountain range before visiting Sintra’s historic center and its many castles.
👉🏽 Public Transport: There is a bus leaving from Ericeira to Sintra. Check: www.mafrense.pt
👉🏽 For those who want it relaxed and easy: We recommend taking a guided Tuk-Tuk-tour! Contact these drivers in advance:
André: +351 926 111 771 George: +351 934 941 327
👉🏽 The Sintra mountain range is a great place for hiking! Find you ideal hiking route here.