Obidos and Sintra, two of the most emblematic places to visit in Portugal, especially those who are staying in Lisbon, who can do so in a private and extremely comfortable way in our Obidos and Sintra Tour
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Sintra the chosen spot for settlement of several civilizations who passed through the Iberian Peninsula and left traces of their presence and influence over here. The Moos built there Castle Moorish who was conquered by the first Portuguese King D. Afonso Henriques.
Sintra, derives from the word cynthia, symbol of the moon in Celtic mythology definitely a magical place where the mountain abounding in mysteries and legends ends imposingly on the ocean.
Obidos, there lovely white houses with beautiful bougainvilleas and honeysuckle was conquered from the Moors by D. Afonso Henriques in 1148, centuries later, the Portuguese king D. Dinis gave it to his wife, Queen Isabel as a wedding gift, thereafter the town and the surrounding area was always property of the Portuguese queens and way for them make same income.
Surrounded by a ring of medieval walls and crowned by the Moorish castle Obidos is one of the finest examples of English medieval fortress.
The Church of Santa Maria in Obidos, famous for hosting the wedding of Afonso V with his cousin Isabel in the first half of the 15th century, inside the temple, with beautiful tiles and the wooden ceiling in the right of the altar can be appreciated some paintings of Josefa de Obidos, a famous painter.
In the Santa Maria square where the church is theres also a beautiful Manueline pillory of the fifteenth century, stone made and decorated with fishing nets designed in relief.
A few events are held annually in Obidos; the Holy Week celebrations, recreating the steps of via Sacra, the medieval market where Obidos back in time to the Middle Ages, and for for those who love sweets, the International Chocolate Festival.
The fantastic Obidos Christmas Village event that delights people of all ages
Sintra is a small village but with a great concentration of historical monuments and interesting tourist attractions, in Sintra there are more than 10 national monuments, including opulent palaces, ancient ruins and decorative palatial houses dispersed by the hills of the region, challenging walking paths.
Knowing its historical center, especially Piriquita, ( one of the attractions in Sintra ), with typical sweets that make us dream, especially on the cooler days typical of the microclimate of Sintra
As we mentioned before, Sintra is very rich in Palaces, the choice of the palace (s) to visit is exclusively yours, the guide will give you information about all of them and together you will decide the most suitable one(s) for you, in a wide choice from the Romantic Pena Palace, to the Morrish Castle, the Masonic Regaleira, or why not to the Portuguese Versailles the Queluz Palace, the choice is yours.
According our schedule ( time spend on other sites ), we will have the opportunity to visit Cascais and Estoril, Cascais this ancient fisherman´s village turned into a beautiful and cosmopolitan beach resort, bathed by the Atlantic Ocean.
Right next to it there´s Estoril, famous for its casino ( largest gambling room in Europe ) and by the fact of Yan Fleming had lived there and wrote the first 007 nobel Casino Royale during the 2nd world war from here will get back to Lisbon along road “Marginal” enjoying breathtaking ocean scenery.
I hired the 7 day tour in Portugal. Extremely competent and cordial staff, take the tour really according to the wishes of the client and the guides (Carlos and Joaquim) who know very well the history of Portugal and the world. I recommend it to everyone.