Get to know the various faces of Sintra and Cascais!
On this excursion you will have the opportunity to visit the romantic Pena Palace and the Moorish Castle, amidst lush forests of the Serra de Sintra, and the magnificent Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe where the land ends and the sea begins (Camões) and enjoy the beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean. See also Cascais, one of the most visited villages in the country, with beautiful beaches and excellent cuisine.
Built on a rocky massif in the 9th century, the Mouros Castle is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Serra de Sintra. The castle retains the charm of an ancient ruin, with a dense forest surrounding the ancient walls offering a privileged view of the whole. its rural surroundings extending to the Atlantic Ocean.
Inside it stands the rain-fed cistern and the romantic chapel of St. Peter, whose interesting remains are still visible, such as the two curious Romanesque portals and various tombs of the ancient medieval necropolis.
Being one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the main historical attraction of Sintra, the Pena National Palace is much more than just a castle, it is one of the most charming places in Portugal, full of curiosities, incredible landscapes and fantasy. The palace was built in the 19th century on a steep rock, which is the second-highest point of the Serra de Sintra (above the palace is just the Cruz Alta, at 528m altitude)
Enjoy magnificent views and photo opportunities at Pena Palace, Pena Park and the Countess d 'Edla's chalets and gardens.
Perfect place to enjoy the sunset and take great photos for remembrance, Cabo da Roca is situated at latitude 38º 47´ North and longitude 9º 30´ West, the westernmost point of Continental Europe, as Luís Vaz de Camões wrote, the place "Where the Earth ends and the sea begins". About 150 meters from the sea, here you can have a comprehensive view of the Serra de Sintra and the coast, which is worth the visit.
Cabo da Roca Lighthouse was built in 1758. It is inserted in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. Its flora is diverse and, in many cases, has unique species, being the object of several studies.
Boca do Inferno is a cliff near Cascais, named after Boca do Inferno due to the incessant crashing of the Atlantic Ocean on the cliffs carving a small cave, which later collapsed into a small bay and a natural arch. With unique features, it is a place of recreation, where you can enjoy a divine landscape and magnificent sunsets, being only overshadowed by the often suicides committed in its dangerous and unprotected cliff.
Situated between the Atlantic Ocean and Serra de Sintra, Cascais has always been an important tourist center. It is known for its beaches and bustling marina. With the sea at your feet, Cascais can be proud of its excellent cuisine based on seafood and fresh fish dishes.
In Cascais, there are restaurants for all tastes and pockets, with excellence in quality and good taste.
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