Destination guide

Why people love visiting historical Sintra

Take a holiday to Sintra and enjoy the area's history, museums and monuments. Renowned for its cafes, gardens and sightseeing, this city welcomes all visitors. Quinta da Regaleira and Sintra National Palace are just a couple of the must-see attractions. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Sintra

Do you want to find things to do during your stay? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Sintra a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lisbon Oceanarium (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)
  • Pena Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Adrenunes Dolmen (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Adraga Beach (4.8 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Estoril Golf Club (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Lisbon Sports Club (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in Sintra

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Sintra is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Guincho Beach (6.1 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Cascais Beach (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Pena Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Macas Beach (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Grande Beach (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Adraga Beach (4.8 mi / 7.8 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Sintra

The nearest airport is in Cascais (CAT), located 5.5 mi (8.9 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Lisbon (LIS-Humberto Delgado), which is 14.5 mi (23.3 km) away.

Where to stay near Sintra?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,927 holiday rentals near Sintra. From 428 Houses to 267 Villas, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Sintra for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Sintra?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Sintra:

  • Lisbon Old Town: 4,009 holiday homes
  • Baixa: 2,347 holiday homes
  • Laje: 52 holiday homes
  • Magoito: 15 holiday homes
  • Malveira da Serra: 34 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Sintra?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Sintra. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Sao Martinho Church: 6,520 holiday rentals
  • Sintra Toy Museum: 6,531 holiday rentals
  • Monserrate Palace: 6,442 holiday rentals
  • Castle of the Moors: 6,460 holiday rentals
  • Sintra Science Center: 6,502 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sintra listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Sintra?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 428 Houses in Sintra. Our other popular types of Sintra holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 267 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 68 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 1,045 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Sintra?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 643 holiday homes with pool available in Sintra. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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