The hills of Sintra are one of the most powerful and magical areas of Portugal as they are part of the Sintra-Cascais Nature Park.
For the nature enthusiast, Sintra is a haven for flora, fauna, terrain, culture, gastronomy and history.
There are more than 200 vertebrates identified species in the Sintra hills: 33 mammals, over 160 variety of birds, 12 amphibians, 20 reptiles and 9 sweet water fish. Learn more about all of them here.
Sintra has a very strong micro-climate and therefore, along with the geological composing and richness of its soil, its flora is amazingly diversified, mostly with Mediterranean species, as well as with occidental-Mediterraneans, Atlantic, and Macaronesians. There are more than 900 identified flora species. Learn more about of all them here.
Sintra has its hills, cliffs and beaches and one can spend countless days hiking through all of them. Here is a link to enjoy a few of the sceneries and history that Sintra has to offer.
In the 19th century, Sintra was the first center for European Romantic architecture. Sintra has such an amazing natural and cultural diverse landscape that it has Unesco's World Heritage seal. With century old architectural treasures along with the majestic parks and natural beauty, Sintra is a haven for families to learn about history, culture and stroll for countless days.
Caminho do Rio Touro