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“tourist town”(6 reviews)
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Sintra 2710-616, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not that big and demands lots of walk.. Medieval village full of shopping places and old castles around for visit..

Reviewed 4 days ago

The streets are so charming! So many great shops, restaurants, coffee and wine bars. Everyone seems to speak multiple languages, so that made it easy to do - EVERYTHING. Glad it was not rainy while we were there though... Can't imagine how slippery the alleys...More

Thank Christina F
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a fun place to wander around in all the tourist shops, but make sure to walk the perimeter wall for the great views.

Thank eaglecadd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sintra is very popular with tourists. There are tons of tour buses that come every day. The streets are very crowded during the day but thin out towards evening. That is the best time to be out. There are narrow steep streets with shops and...More

Thank Climb14ers
Reviewed 1 week ago

The old town is easy to navigate and has some interesting buildings - but nothing unusual. The shopping is standard and parking is a challenge.

Thank David U
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite some crowd, there's plenty of places to visit: Castle, Palaces, Family houses, gardens, restaurants and Cofee places with traditional local pastry.

Thank PedroG1867
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The historic centre has great food, lots of information regarding the national park and its very own palace!

Thank Kingsley313
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This town center is very small and is basically a tourist bus stop for people going to lunch. It is terribly crowded at lunch. Literally, the buses line up one after another. Skip it if possible.

Thank Butch E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This city is amazing. So many places to see. But do take time to stroll on the narrow streets and buy souvenirs!

Thank Elena257
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely cobbled pedestrian streets and plenty of shopping, coffee, and pastries. There is a lovely large plaza and many tiny, alley like streets with plenty to see.

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Sunny v
15 December 2017|
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Response from Jim31944 | Reviewed this property |
Take train or Uber to Sintra and walk.