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Nestled between the Atlantic coast of Portugal and the capital city of Lisbon, Sintra is a magical town full of history and charm. The town boasts dense pine forests, winding cobblestone streets, and a 10th-century Moorish castle on a hilltop. Venture just outside Sintra to the nearby coastline to discover world-class beaches, parks, and more castles. Sintra is a historically and culturally rich destination perfect for couples, families, and groups of friends.Finding your perfect holiday rental in Sintra
The charming town of Sintra boasts an endless array of holiday rentals and lettings, with a little something for every type of traveller. Opt for a cosy, modern rental in the centre of the town, just steps away from restaurants, shops, and other attractions. Book a holiday rental with a pool, where you can take a refreshing dip to cool off from the heat at any time. Stay in a rental just outside the city near the coast, with a private balcony where you can enjoy stellar views of the ocean and coastline. Oversized rentals are available for large families, while couples can enjoy smaller rental options. Rentals in Sintra are well-equipped with modern amenities and typically include Wi-Fi, a washing machine, and a fully functioning kitchen. With so many excellent rental options to choose from, you’ll be sure to find one that perfectly suits your travel preferences!
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The area and getting around
The closet airport to Sintra is Lisbon Airport, which is just 13 miles away. Sintra is conveniently located less than a 25-minute drive from the capital city of Lisbon, making it an excellent destination for travellers seeking more nature and less crowded areas. The two most common ways of reaching Sintra from the airport is by taxi or by train. The train takes half an hour and is cheaper than a taxi, which is slightly faster and more expensive.Getting around Sintra
If you’re a keen walker, navigating Sintra on foot is completely doable. The town is quite hilly, so be prepared for many ups and downs and be sure to wear comfortable shoes. You can use a taxi or a train to reach any attractions not within walking distance.
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Sintra is an excellent destination choice for history lovers with a seemingly endless number of historic attractions to explore. Be sure not to miss out on a visit to the Quinta da Regaleira, an architectural masterpiece of a palace surrounded by ethereal gardens. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and you can tour the regal palace, as well as the on-site chapel and gardens.Sintra for couples
Enjoy a romantic getaway to the coastline of Sintra away from the crowds and bustling city atmosphere. Praia da Ursa is a stunning remote beach surrounded by large rocky cliffs and golden sandy shores. Here you can go for a dip in crystalline turquoise waters and see spectacular rock formations jutting out from the waters.
Since 1995 the town of Sintra has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the category “Cultural Landscape.”
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The 10th century Castelo de Mouros sits atop a hill and boasts a series of stone walls. To reach the castle requires a bit of a steep walk, but the incredible views from the top make it all worth it. Spend an hour or two discovering the castle ruins on foot and admiring the spectacular views from all angles.2. Admire stunning views from Cabo da Roca
The stunning Cabo da Roca is a cape situated on the westernmost point of the Sintra Mountain Range. The area boasts a few excellent walking trails with stunning scenery. There’s a lighthouse too where you can admire spectacular views of the ocean.3. Discover incredible views and a rich history at Park and National Palace of Pena
The spectacular Park and National Palace of Pena sits proudly on a hilltop in the Sintra Mountains above Sintra. When the sky is clear, the massive palace can be seen all the way from Lisbon! The Romanticist castle and former monastery site boasts a colourful facade and a quintessential castle design. Spend a few hours exploring this gorgeous UNESCO World Heritage Site on foot while learning about its fascinating history.4. Tour the magnificent Palacio de Monserrate
If you’re a fan of architecture, be sure not to miss out on a tour of the magnificent Palacio de Monserrate. The incredible structure boasts Moorish, Indian, and Gothic influences. Tour the inside to see the beautiful, intricate artistic details and incredible surrounding gardens outside.5. See the famed Initiation Well
This spellbinding well-like structure is a series of tunnels that plummet 9 stories underground. You can walk to the bottom of the well and admire the craftsmanship of the stonework along the way. Chances are, you’ll never stumble across anything else like this unique attraction in the world!
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Sintra
How much do you pay on average for holiday rentals in Sintra?
At an average price of £108 per night, Sintra lies at the lower end of the price range for holiday lettings in Portugal.
What time of year offers, on average, the best holiday rental prices in Sintra?
The months that hurt your pocket the least in Sintra are November, March, and February, with average prices of £100, £101 and £103, respectively.
In which months is it more expensive to rent a holiday letting in Sintra?
When it comes to looking for a holiday letting in Sintra, the months when it is most expensive are, in descending order, July, August and September with average prices per night of £118, £117, and £114, respectively.
Are there usually many holiday lettings available in Sintra?
It's worthwhile if you book your stay in plenty of time when visiting Sintra, as only 46% of our properties are usually available throughout the year.
What time of the year can I find more available holiday rentals?
The months that offer the most accommodation options, on average, are May (with an availability of 58%), April (55%), and February (50%), according to the trends observed last year.
During which months are there fewer rentals available in Sintra?
The most popular months in Sintra are, in order, August (with 26% of available rentals), July (33%), and December (37%).
How many holiday lettings are there in Sintra?
In Sintra we have a comprehensive catalogue of around 280 properties, with options to suit everyone, thanks to our 4 local and international partners.