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Best of Sintra, Portugal

This hillside village—an easy daytrip from Lisbon—is full of history.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: Full day
Family Friendly

Overview :  Just north of Lisbon, this village—with its romantic architecture, authentic restaurants, and a newly restored grande dame hotel—is an... more »

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Points of Interest

This 2009-opened restaurant is the brainchild of Spanish chef Sergi Arola, and the menu highlights posh tapas (sea bass with Kaffir lime sabayon; black pork with São Jorge cheese).

Address:
Estrada da Lagoa Azul
Sintra
Portugal

Phone:
351-21-924-9011

2. Lawrence’s

The hotel dates back to 1764.

Address:
38-40 Rua Consigliéri Pedroso
Sintra
Portugal

Phone:
351-21-910-5500

3. Pastelaria Piriquita

Don’t head back to Lisbon without stocking up on the local queijada pastry (made with goat cheese).

Address:
1 Rua das Padarias
Sintra
Portugal

Phone:
351-21-923-0626

4. Tivoli Palácio de Seteais

Originally the 18th-century residence of the Dutch consul, the property opened as a hotel in the 1950’s. A Neoclassical building with frescoed rooms, gilded antiques, and famous guests (Catherine Deneuve; John Malkovich), the place had nevertheless seen better days. One year and 40 specialists later, none of the splendor suffered in favor of a... More

For traditional Portuguese cuisine, this favorite on a wee street off the main drag, serves fresh grilled Portuguese river trout stuffed with bacon.

Address:
4 Rua Gil Vicente
Sintra
Portugal

Phone:
351-21-923-2378