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Routes in the village of Sintra and surroundings.
Get on the Tram in Sintra to Praia das Maçãs and admire the Natural Sintra Mountain landscape, along a route ending near Praia das Maçãs, by Colares, a region known by the quality of its Wines.
Hours: from Friday to Sunday
leaving from Sintra: 10:10 – 12:00 – 14:00 – 15:50
leaving from Praia das Maçãs: 11:05 – 13:00 – 14:55 – 16:45
duration of the trip: approximately 50 minutes
Type: Round trip
1- Your trip will start at the National Sintra Palace Square
2- You will go up Rua das Padarias until reaching steps leading to Rua da Ferraria, which continues to climb; a stop is made to enjoy the view from the Ferraria Gazebo and drink from the Sabuga Fountain, whose water is of an excellent quality.
3- You will go up Calçada dos Clérigos and Rua da Trindade, where you may admire the typical Town buildings, some of which centuries old, until you find the location of the "S. Pedro Fair", which takes place every second and fourth Sunday of each month.
4- You will continue on Calçada da Penalva, Rua Visconde de Faro e Oliveira and Rua do Rio da Bica, until reaching Calçada da Pena, which will end at the main entrance to the Pena Park.
5- A visit to the Pena Park and Palace, of unique architectural characteristics and magnificent views of the Sintra region, is recommended.
6- After the revolving doors, you will find the way down to Calçada dos Clérigos, from where you will be able to follow the same route back to the National Palace Square.
An alternative to this walk is Bus 434, departing from the Sintra Station, whose route passes the Historical Centre and ends by the Pena Palace.
Pena Park Hours:
01 Jul - 15 Sep: 10:00h – 19:00h
16 Sep - 30 Jun: 10:00h – 17:30h
Closed on Mondays
Average duration of the trip: 2 hours
Type of route: Round trip, difficult to negotiate due to the steep incline.
Visit to the historical Sintra Town area. Use this opportunity to enjoy the delicious "travesseiros" of famous bakery Piriquita.
|1- In Cascais, get on the train to Lisbon and enjoy the view to the vast sea and the Tagus River. |
2- Get off the train in Cais de Sodré.
3- Go up Rua do Alecrim towards Bairro Alto (at the top of the street, on your left), a historical Lisbon area with diverse alternative shops and countless typical restaurants, for all tastes; this area is also known for its lively nightlife. Visit the Espaço Chiado Building – Shopping and Cultural Centre (at the top of the street, on your right), where you will be able to see the ruins of the Fernandine Wall, built by King Fernando and concluded in 1375.
4- Going down Rua do Carmo, where you will be able to enjoy a cup of coffee in "A Brasileira" (favourite spot of late poet Fernando Pessoa), you will get to know Chiado, where the Lisbon area called Baixa Pombalina (downtown) starts; this area was recovered by the Marquis of Pombal after the 1755 earthquake.
|5- Cross the Baixa to the São Jorge Castle, from which you will be able to enjoy a perfect view of Lisbon and the Tagus River. The Alfama Neighbourhood, known by its numerous "fado" houses, may be found near the Castle. You may use this opportunity to go down the narrow streets and find the many traditional Lisbon patios. |
6- After reaching the river, turn right towards the train Station; you will find Terreiro do Paço, a location where visitors coming from the sea used to arrive in Lisbon.
7- Return to Cascais by train; this trip will surely be unforgettable if you have the chance of doing it by sunset.
Average duration of the trip: all day