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A magical beauty hidden in an ancient forest goes by the name of Sintra. It will take your breath away and make you feel like you are part of a fairy tale with all its palaces and chariots.

Don't miss out on the chance to visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site nor to try the delicious traditional cakes at “Piriquita”.

Palácio da Pena (National Palace of Pena) is one of the main places to visit in Sintra. The palace stands on the top of a hill above the town of Sintra, and on a clear day it can be easily seen from Lisbon. It is a national monument and represents one of the major expressions of 19th century Romanticism in the world.

It is definitely an idyllic scenario for a Woody Allen movie.