The portuguese fairytale city
Standing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sintra is a mixture of natural and cultural sites in a place full of magic and mystery.
Sintra is situated within the cooling hills of the Serra de Sintra and is a touristic favourite destination thanks to its fascinating historic buildings and beautiful natural scenery. Whimsical palaces, such as Palácio da Pena, extravagant villas, the ruins of a Moors castle and the gothic mansion Quinta da Regaleira are just some of the many attractions that can be found.
The area is full of local shops and charming cafes and restaurants and is essential to taste the regional sweets: queijada and travesseiro. Getting away from the crowded main streets, it’s easy to get lost in the quiet streets of Sintra and find surprising gems within it.
Sintra is close to the beachside of Cascais and is 20 minutes away from Lisbon which makes it the finest day trip of the Lisbon region, not only for tourists but also for residents who want to enjoy Sintra’s fresh air and beautiful landscapes.
There are also plenty of choices of sophisticated hotels and cosy chalets for who’s visiting and several real estate options for who fells in love with Sintra and decides to stay.
Tucked away between Sintra and Cascais, Beloura is a residential area known for its fantastic golf courses and equestrian centre.
Originally a gated community with townhouses, Beloura is growing and becoming a luxurious residential area with new prime developments being born in the area.
Home to two of the best international schools - the new TASIS (The American School In Switzerland) and CAISL (Carlucci American International School of Lisbon) - and close to shopping centres, this is the perfect place for a family looking for a peaceful yet centrally located neighbourhood. Being next to the Parque Natural Sintra-Cascais, there’re also plenty of green areas to enjoy.
In a matter of minutes, residents can access Cascais, Sintra and the beachside and Lisbon it’s less than a half-hour away.