We navigate through the history of Portugal and we find Sintra, a magical place where natural beauty descends from the hills to the sea, man constructions and works of nature that, possibly, not even imagined existed.
Surrounded by a mystical haze known as “Mount of the Moon,” the World Heritage Site of UNESCO has for many years the legacy of the country on the seafront, from Arab domination and Christian conquest to the establishment of the Republic.
Located half an hour from the capital of Lisbon on a granite mountain range, Sintra benefits from a unique microclimate, proximity to the sea and the fertility of surrounding land, have made it ideal for kings and aristocrats, palaces, gardens and forests.
This place, a unique and referential site, often owned by kings and queens, has been the privileged choice of travelers, writers, aristocrats and bourgeois who have settled in and developed a romantic atmosphere. Even today, the chariots that make us travel in time, one of the ex libris that recall their historical past, circulate around the village.
From here you can see the Palácio da Pena, one of the 7 wonders of Portugal and one of the 10 places in the world that, according to the TripAdvisor website, seems to belong to a fairy tale, but you can also find out more about alchemy, esoterism, the Templars and the mysteries of Freemasonry in a script for “Sintra Mágica”.
If you are curious about the description and want to visit this mysterious village, you can not fail to taste the pillows and the famous Queijadas, a typical delicacy, that we can meet in Casa Piriquita, a place founded in 1862, about 160 years ago.