Sintra is the perfect daytrip or weekend trip from Lisbon, with only about 40 minutes to drive by car. It is a great escape of the big city and convinces with its amazing castles and palaces; it feels like a time travel. Amongst the most important palaces to explore are the Palacio Nacional, the Moors Castle, or the Pena Palace. It is an amazing place and should not be missed during a Portugal trip.
The architecture is mainly coined with 19th century Romantic aspects, creating a magical atmosphere. Exploring Sintra is relaxing and exciting at the same time.