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 thePalacio 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.