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Portugal Sintra2 The city

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Sintra is a picturesque Portuguese town that is set amidst the pine-covered hills of the Serra de Sintra. This hilly and slightly cooler climate enticed the nobility and elite of Portugal, who constructed exquisite palaces, extravagant residences and decorative gardens.
The variety of fascinating historic buildings and beautiful scenery has established Sintra as a fantastic tourist destination, and has since become the most popular day trip from Lisbon. There is a regular train service that connects Lisbon to Sintra. The train journey takes 40 minutes and departs from the Rossio train station in central Lisbon. The train service starts early in the morning and continues late into the night and there are generally 3 departures per hour, with a return ticket costing only €4.30.

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Portugal Sintra2 The city

  1. 1. Sintra is known for its many 19th-century Romantic architectural monuments, which has resulted in its classification as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Although its heritage in buildings and nature is the most visible face of the historic individuality of Sintra, a whole literary heritage has made the area a legendary reference in Portuguese culture. It has become a major tourist centre, visited by many day-trippers who travel from the capital Lisbon
  2. 2. Sintra Town Hall The municipal building of Sintra, constructed after 1154
  3. 3. The Palacio Nacional Sintra is the best-preserved medieval royal palace in Portugal
  4. 4. "A street that takes you to the heart of Sintra" Volta do Duche is one of the best-known areas in Sintra. It's also the namesake for the main street of Vila Velha, or old town, where a public bath was once located. Along the street, there is a wall that frames a vast garden and some say that both rain and irrigation water that ran down this wall contributed to the streets name, which means 'shower's turn'. Pessoa by Élio Oliviera
  5. 5. Volta do Duche offers lovely views over the picturesque town centre and there is a sculpture park along the street
  6. 6. Sculpture of lotus flower along the avenue Volta do duche CoraçãodeTitã(HeartofTitan)byBeatrizCunha
  7. 7. Conversa de Surdos (Conversation of Deafs) Faun by José Alves
  8. 8. Situated in Volta do Duche, the Moorish Fountain belongs to the romantic-revivalist period. Its author, about 1922, was the master sculptor of Sintra, José da Fonseca
  9. 9. The Palacio Nacional de Sintra is situated right in the heart of Sintra 
  10. 10. Dr Gregorio d'Almeida Square Pelourinho de Sintra ( A twisted pillory column In Sintra)
  11. 11. Dr Gregorio d'Almeida Square
  12. 12. In addition to the Sintra Mountains and Sintra-Cascais Nature Park, the parishes of the town of Sintra are dotted with royal retreats, estates, castles and other buildings, including the mediaeval Castelo dos Mouros, the Pena National Palace and the Sintra National Palace
  13. 13. The mediaeval Castelo dos Mouros Built by the Moors in the 8th and 9th centuries, it was an important strategic point during the Reconquista, and was taken by Christian forces after the fall of Lisbon in 1147. It is classified as a National Monument, part of the Sintra Cultural Landscape, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  14. 14. Igreja de Sao Martinho and Café-Paris
  15. 15. Café-Paris Praca da Republica
  16. 16. ART Igreja de Sao Martinho and Café-Paris, Praca da Republica
  17. 17. Lawrence's Hotel is the oldest hotel of the Iberian Peninsula
  18. 18. Lawrence’s hotel, opened since 1764, is one of the first of Europe.  Yet, Lawrence’s became internationally famed due to Lord Byron’s stay
  19. 19. For sure Lawrence’s hotel Sintra was one of the reasons this magnificent poet felt in love with Sintra
  20. 20. Casal de Santa Margarida 1921 (Hotel)
  21. 21. Casal de Santa Margarida
  22. 22. Casal de Santa Margarida, 1921 Residence, now Hotel in Sintra
  23. 23. Villa Roma
  24. 24. Villa Roma
  25. 25. Villa Roma
  26. 26. The train station in Sintra According to recent statistics, Sintra's suburban railway is the most crowded suburban train system in Europe and the IC19 motorway from Lisbon to Sintra is the most congested highway in Europe. Sintra's problems include major pendular movements to Lisbon, with intense traffic during rush hour on the IC19 road to Lisbon
  27. 27. Text: Internet Pictures: Internet Sanda Foişoreanu All  copyrights  belong to their  respective owner Presentation: Sanda Foişoreanu https://plus.google.com/+SandaMichaela Sound: Mariza - Can't help falling in love; Smile (& Ivan Lins) 2017