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13 November 2019

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Sintra is a purveyor of many magical memories. Come winter, this town transforms into an even more enchanting experience for art, history and nature enthusiasts.

Adored by locals and tourists, Sintra will most certainly sweep you off your feet. With its picturesque architecture and rich landscape it's widely known as the first centre of European Romantic architecture. Today, it's deservedly included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. And the best part? Sitting in this natural richness and history is our very own Quinta Velha, a private villa that accommodates up to 19 guests.

At the beginning of the century, Ferdinand II transformed what was once a monastery into a castle, displaying an uncharacteristic use of Gothic, Egyptian, Moorish and Renaissance styles. Leveraging on the the natural richness surrounding the soon to be Palace, he also brought exotic species of trees to elevate the contrast between colours and textures.

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These two palaces, along with other major landmarks such as Moorish Castle, St. Peter's Church, Monserrate Palace, and Seteais Palace interact with each other and with the landscape in a very special way.

Right in the heart of the town is the Royal Palace, a building that dates to early 15th and 16th centuries with a minimalist gothic exterior and an interior filled with decorative state rooms. The façade is adorned with tiles, to this day the finest example of the technique there is.

These two palaces, along with other major landmarks such as Moorish Castle, St. Peter's Church, Monserrate Palace, and Seteais Palace interact with each other and with the landscape in a very special way.

The views differ from every angle and all of them are absolutely breathtaking. Words can only do so much. Perhaps you will have to see it for yourself.

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Casa da Burra in Sintra

3 GUESTS

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Sitting in two hectares of private lush forest, Casa da Burra is a one-bedroom secluded cottage enveloped by the Sintra Mountains but also just 1.6km from the village, with stunning views.

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Quinta Velha in Sintra

10 GUESTS

Ft²

Sitting in two hectares of private lush forest, Quinta Velha is completely enveloped by the Sintra Mountains but also just 1.6km from the village, with unique views to Pena Palace.

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