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Retreat to the Mountains of Sintra, Portugal

The entrance to Sintra’s ultra-luxe Hotel Tivoli Palácio de Seteais.

Photo: Courtesy of Tivoli Hotels & Resorts

Just north of Lisbon, this village—with its romantic architecture, authentic restaurants, and a newly restored grande dame hotel—is an easy escape from the capital. Read the article

Destinations: Sintra

Inspired by: Sintra: Portugal’s Ancient Mountain Village — by Alexandra Marshall, Published May. 2010

Hotels (2)

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    Lawrence’s

    Lawrence's Hotel, the oldest on the Iberian peninsula, is in the center of the small town of Sintra, about thirty minutes northwest of Lisbon via c

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    Tivoli Palácio de Seteais

     Originally the 18th-century residence of the Dutch consul, the property opened as a hotel in the 1950’s. A Neoclassical building with frescoed roo

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Restaurants (3)

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    Pastelaria Piriquita

    Don’t head back to Lisbon without stocking up on the local queijada pastry (made with goat cheese).

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    Tulhas Bar

    For traditional Portuguese cuisine, this favorite on a wee street off the main drag, serves fresh grilled Portuguese river trout stuffed with bacon

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    Arola

    This 2009-opened restaurant is the brainchild of Spanish chef Sergi Arola, and the menu highlights posh tapas (sea bass with Kaffir lime sabayon; b

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