Sintra was incredible! Just like walking into a fairytale, with a beautiful enchanted forest and then multiple palaces and ruins to visit. Sintra is a quick (and cheap) train ride away from Lisbon, so it can easily be done as a day trip from there. Budget a FULL day there, and that probably will not enable you see the whole thing. While there for the day we only saw Moorish Castle and Palace de Pena. There were so many others to see. In addition the forest and palaces, there is also a quaint town to visit and wander and enjoy.
The only negative I have to say is that it is an expensive park to visit if you want to see all the castles and ruins, and when it is peak time be prepared to wait in line. However it was well worth it!
I loved walking through the park all day. The real beauty of it is best to be shared by photos:
What a great day the Sintra trip was! It was the highlight of my time in Portugal by far. I can’t wait to go back and explore more.
– xoxo Veronica