Six hours in Sintra
Did you know that, just 30 minutes' drive from the centre of Lisbon, there lies a fairytale land of colour-pop castles, mist-soaked pine forests and secret gardens?
When you arrive at Sintra, it's hard not to get the feeling that you've just stepped into your very own fairy tale. The town, which lies in the foothills of the Sintra mountains, is a UNESCO World Heritage site - and it's not hard to see why.
Wherever you look, your eye falls on turreted fortresses, atmospheric forests and royal retreats - such as the medieval Castelo dos Mouros (Castle of the Moors), Pena Palace and Sintra National Palace.