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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 15, 2016
How to get to Convent of Capuchos  (3 Answers)

Hello! I am planning my trip to Sintra, and I really would have loved to visit a Convent of Capuchos.
Unfortunately, there is no information about the possible ways how to get there.

Do I need to take a taxi or to rent a car? While browsing in internet I read about some "red" bus which takes there, but there was no concrete information unfortunately...

Thank you in advance.



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 01, 2016
Sintra full day using taxis  (6 Answers)

We are four adults planning a full day visit in Sintra, Portugal. We are planning on visiting Pena Palace, Castle of the Moors, Quinta da Regaleira, National Palace and town (in that order). Since the tourist bus doesn't go in that order, we were wondering if it makes more sense (and around the same cost) to use taxis. Anyone able to estimate taxi fares:
1) train station to Pena 2) Pena to Quinta 3) town to Train station? Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 31, 2016
Pena to Moors without the Moors  (1 Answer)

Hi, we plan on seeing Pena and Quinta da Regaleira, but I read somewhere that there is a nice walking/hiking path from Pena to Moors with views to both of them. If there really is such a path, do I need to go into the castle of the Moors as well when we reach it (we don't plan on paying the fee and going inside) or does the path lead in front of it/near it somewhere? Sorry about the unclear question, but I can't seem to find any further info about that walking trail.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 30, 2016
Views of Sintra from outside  (3 Answers)

Hi, for our day trip to Sintra I've chosen Palacio Pena, Monserrate and Quinta da Regaleira. We don't want to go inside Pena, but want to see the views from the terraces-is there a ticket that includes that but not the interior? Also, we want to see it from such point of view: - is there a walking path that leads to it or something? Where would you get such a view of it?
I read that Quinta is within walking distance from Sintra, but I can't find info about Monserrat- how do you reach it?

Sorry about the heap of questions!:)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 28, 2016
Czar's Hunting Lodge Restaurant  (1 Answer)

I ate in a hunting lodge in Sintra around 1975 and was introduced to green wine. Does anybody recall a restaurant like this?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 17, 2014
Sintra to capuchos convent  (2 Answers)

How do get from sintra to capuchos convent and not take a taxi?
Thanks,
Kathy and Jack


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 18, 2014
Sintra Caterer and Musician

Hi all.

Planning my wedding in Sintra next September. I'm trying to find a caterer in the area who could provide food for a BBQ for the day after the wedding. The size of the group would be roughly 60 people.

Also if anybody knew of a great local musician suitable for the wedding ceremony and cocktail reception that would be awesome.

Thanks so much!

K


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 08, 2014
Sintra ceramics  (1 Answer)

I would like to buy fish and seahorse designed hand painted ceramics we saw in Sintra.The shop was on the left just above the bus parking area.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 05, 2014
Best way to get to Jerez De La Frontera Spain from Sintra Portugal  (3 Answers)

Best way to get to Jerez De La Frontera Spain from Sintra Portugal..Bus? And where can I look up timetable and cost? Thankyou in advance


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 04, 2014
Hoping to find some nice beaches  (8 Answers)

Hi, I'm planning to go to Lisbon somewhere in March or April.
Normally I was about to visit Sintra as a day trip but the more I think about it, the more I'd like to stay for one or two nights. Like that I have time to wander around.

I 'm fund of beaches and especially rough ones (rocks, big waves, windy, not a lot of people ...)
Are there any in the neighborhood. I'm willing to do some hiking or rent a bike if necessary.

Thanks a lot


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 19, 2013
DUPI's tile shop in Sintra  (1 Answer)

How can I find the phone number of this shop that sells hand painted tiles in Sintra?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 18, 2013
DUPI's tile shop in old town Sintra  (11 Answers)

I am looking for the telephone number for DUPI's tile shop in old town Sintra


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 06, 2013
Looking for the name of this restaurant  (2 Answers)

restaurant on edge of Sintra - very old stone building - was used as accommodation by the king´s courtiers when king was hunting.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 01, 2013
Sintra Beaches  (5 Answers)

I will spend 2 days in Sintea at the beginning of September but I am just trying to decide if I should stay very close to the sea or stay at city centre and go to the beaches by bus. Whay would u propose? Is public transportation easy to take to go to the beaches? Thnxs in advance.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 01, 2013
Getting from Lagos to Sintra  (4 Answers)

We would like to see Lagos, Sintra and Lisbon. We are trying to go from Lagos to Sintra directly, and then come back to Lisbon for our flight. Does this make sense or is it better to do Lagos-Lisbon-Sintra-and back to Lisbon for the flight?
Back packers budget of course :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 20, 2013
sintra info  (5 Answers)

will be staying in sintra for a few days.is there way to see obidos,batalha, mafra in a single day?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 20, 2013
hostel  (4 Answers)

where is a good hostel to stay for 2 nights? i looked at almaa,is this safe and a good location?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 19, 2012
Castelo dos Mouros.  (10 Answers)

Is it easy to walk inside this castle? I'd like to visit it with my mother. She has some walking problems.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 04, 2011
Hotel with jacuzzi  (2 Answers)

Hello.

Yes, I am Portuguese, But I'm writing in english so everyone understands and can help me :)

I'm looking for an hotel with jacuzzi in the room, in Sintra or near Sintra. Anyone knows of any?

An hotel with a "Romantic Package" or sort of would be great, too.

Thank you very much!
José Martins


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 05, 2011
Sintra and restaurants  (3 Answers)

My fiancée and I are traveling to Portugal this September for our honeymoon. Although I still have some planning to do, I have a pretty good idea of our itinerary. We are only there about eight days. I would love to stay longer but time does not allow.
The plan is to spend 3 days in Lisbon, and then head to Sintra for two nights. I know that from reading several comments that have been posted, the general consensus is that Sintra is a daytrip, however I am going to stay there for two nights – the nighttime in Sintra comes highly recommended from a friend of mine who says that Sintra is pretty magical in the night when everyone leaves. I think that having a relaxed quiet atmosphere in Sintra would be nice for us – hopefully we’ll be craving peace and quiet by then. Plus, our previous few days in Lisbon will be spent in the Bairro Alto neighborhood, which I am told has a nice vibrant city feel.
My question about Sintra is this: is it a good area for restaurants and wine? We certainly do enjoy the two, and if anyone could even recommend a couple of restaurants in Sintra that we could check out during our time there, that would be much appreciated. I don’t mind that it’s a daytrip locale, but I wouldn’t want to get there only to realize that there isn’t anything by way of cuisine for people who are spending the night. Any suggestions?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 27, 2011
Stay in Sintra and train to Lisbon  (14 Answers)

We are trying to decide whether it makes sense to stay in Sintra and take the train into Lisbon to tour.

We had heard Sintra was a very interesting place to stay, and thought we would stay all three days there and then just take the train into Lisbon when we wanted to tour Lisbon.

Does this make sense or are we better to stay in Lisbon and travel for a day to Sintra?

Thanks for your help!
Betty


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 01, 2010
Bus 434/ visiting order/Quinta da Regaleira  (6 Answers)

Hi

I have a few questions regarding my upcoming trip to Sintra. Will visit on a Friday.

1. Bus 434 : can I get on & off the bus unlimited times? Or is it a one time usage. Some books say one thing while others say unlimited. I'm a bit confused.
2. It seems the guidebooks ask travellers to stop at the National Palace first, then Pena, then Moorish castle. Is it possible to go to Pena first, then Moorish castle, and finish with National Palace with the bus? Or this is only for walkers?

3. Also if I'm interested in visiting Quinta da Regaleira, how would I fit into the 3 locations that I've already mentioned?

Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 02, 2010
bus to Praia das Macas  (3 Answers)

Could any kind person tell me if there is a bus from Sintra to Praia das Macas and if so what is the number. Many thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 27, 2010
Quiet place for farewell dinner in Sintra  (2 Answers)

Anyone recommend a nice, atmospheric reasonably priced restaurant in Sintra for a small group of 14 pax?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 23, 2010
bus 434 route  (2 Answers)

The bus 434 from Sintra train station goes firstly to Moorish castle and then to Pena palace or vice versa (Pena palace -> Moorish castle ) ?

And what itinerary is downward for walking - from Moorish castle to Pena palace or from palace to Moorish castle ?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 23, 2010
Pensaos and Other Cheap Accomodation in Sintra  (5 Answers)

I'm sorry to repeat if this has already been asked, but I'm having some trouble finding information on budget accomodation in Sintra. There appear to be a couple of cheap-ish hostels, but beyond that I can't seem to find any listings of pensaos. From what I've read about Portugal, these are around everywhere, so I feel like I must not be looking in the right place. Does anyone have advice on cheap places (40 euros or less for a double room per night) that they have stayed in Sintra? Or where to look for listings of pensaos or other cheaper rooms?

Thanks for your help.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 03, 2010
where to park in Sintra?  (4 Answers)

I know the best way to do sintra is by train but we are coming by car because we are continuing up the coast to Peniche. Is there any way we can park at the entrance to Sintra and do the 434 bus trip and then return to the car ?

Or is there another solution I haven't thought of yet?

don't have time to do a day trip and then return to Lisbon ,rent a car and continue.Help!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 18, 2010
how do I get to Palácio de Queluz if I am visiting sintra?  (9 Answers)

HELP
it is between sintra and lisbon?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 18, 2010
when I take the train ride from lisbon to sintra, will the train get off at the center of the town  (5 Answers)

or I need to take a local bus to get to the center of the town and how much is the bus ticket?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 17, 2010
many question regarding day trip from lisbon to Sintra  (3 Answers)

1) do I need to buy train ticket ahead of time or should I just get it the night before and then buy the time when I want to leave from sintra ?
2) do I still leave from Estação do Rossio at the Rossio in Lisbon? I read some mix coments from some post back in 2005 that this station was closed? is it open now?
3) if we have 3 ppl going, should I buy individual tickets or get a 10 tickets for train so I can use it for other day trips?
4) I read there are 4 PARKS T. all parks and palaces (valid for 2 days) 14 euros | Family 35 euros, does it include Palácio Nacional de Sintra,Palácio da Pena,Castelo dos Mouros,Monserrate Palace,Quinta da Regaleira, Seteais Palace or NOT? is it worth it to get it?
5) the earliest openning seems to be 9:30 even during oct, so should I take the 8AM train from lisbon or 8:30?
6) should I go up to the hill to Palácio da Pena and castelo dos mouros first by taking bus 434 right after I get off the train station or do the old town first then go up?

7) Seteais Palace right now is a hotel, so the visit should be quick correct?
8) Moorish Fountain , is it walking distance in town center? or do I need to take bus and how much are the bus tickets?
9)Monserrate Palace somewhere there was an comment that the palace is not open?
10)Quinta da Regaleira is it worth to go inside it is 10 euro kind of expensive

I know it is a lot of questions at once, so ty in advance for helping me out



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