Royalty, wilderness and whimsy come together in the enchanting Portuguese city of Sintra. A short train ride from Lisbon, the city is bursting with 19th-century Romantic architecture. Often visited by day trippers, I think it’s worth spending two or even three days exploring the area, if time allows. To help plan your trip we put together a family-friendly Sintra travel guide. Between the opulent palaces, castles and breathtaking landscape of the Serra da Sintra National Park, you may just find yourself not wanting to leave!
If you’ve been exploring Lisbon before your trip, a great feature of the Lisboa Card is that it includes the train to Sintra. That’s a nice extra savings for families.