Cabo da Roca and the west side of Sintra 23.04.2010
The magic Mountain of the Moon watches the sunset form on its west side. It sees the sun, not only failing asleep, but also sinking into the ocean. It is on this side - on the beautiful and exclusive Guincho beaches and the Cabo da Roca cliffs - that Sintra kisses the Atlantic.
Discover the beaches of the Sintra coast, with their fine golden sands bathed by the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. You will certainly appreciate the trip to Praia de São Julião, Praia das Maçãs and Praia Grande.
No visit to the Sintra coast would be complete without a trip to Cabo da Roca, Europe's westernmost point, "where the land ends and the sea begins" as Luis de Camões has put it in his epic poem "Os Lusíadas" . The Cabo da Roca lighthouse has been operating since 1742. The surrounding landscape is breathtakingly beautiful.
With a strong maritime influence, the wets side of Sintra is full of deep leafy valleys and proud hills, namely Peninha that, from its 486 metres peak, dominates nearly everything around it. In Peninha you will find the Peninha Chapel, founded by Frei Pedro da Conceição at the end of the 17th Century. This chapel is situated at one of the most attractive points of the Sintra Mountain, by the ruins of an older one - the Chapel of São Saturnino.
Vacations in Lisbon Region offers a completely variety of choices. Culture, Nature and fantastic sandy beaches. Choose an apartment in Lisbon for your vacations and discover the capital city, the sea and the mountains around. Don't forget to check the special offers! There's always promotions and last minute accommodations in Lisbon.