Sintra 01

Pena National Palace in Sintra, Portugal (Palácio Nacional da Pena)

Pena National Palace in Sintra, Portugal

Sintra is a small town near the Portuguese capital Lisbon. If you’re visiting Lisbon, Sintra is a perfect destination for a day trip. This beautiful town has many historic monuments and was enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This photo shows the Pena Palace, which for me is the absolute highlight of Sintra. It is a fascinating fusion of styles, including Neo-Gothic, Neo-Renaissance and Neo-Moorish. I’d say it’s the Portuguese version of Schloss Neuschwanstein… A place straight out of a fairy tale.

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