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Historic Site

When should you visit a historic site? Historic sites are locations where pieces of political, cultural, or social history have been preserved. Often due to their cultural value. Historic sites can be temples, whole cities, pyramids, castles, churches or any other kind of buildings.

You can enjoy this beautiful view of the bridge in any season.

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In Spring, there are beautiful Sakura. Besides Spring, the Castle area is a nice park.

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It’s a famous and popular landmark and often crowded even in winter. Less busy in the morning at 10 a.m. Expect to queue the rest of the day due to limited access to the tower. Only 150 people are allowed going up the tower at the same time.

Opening hours May to September from 10 a.m. until 6.30 p.m. last admission at 6 p.m.
October to April closing one hour earlier. Closed on Mondays.
Sunday morning until 2 p.m. free entrance.

It’s a popular meeting place to watch the sunset.

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Located close to the historic center of Sintra which is popular and gets busy from late morning on. It is part of the “Three Palace Tour” and gets even more crowded in summer the holiday season. The best time for a visit is in the morning when they open at 9.30 in the high season and 10 in the low season. Best sunlight for a good shot in the late afternoon!!

Avoiding tourist crowds:
In July and August Sintra is completely crowded. If you want to visit in summer, you should go either early or late in the day. Weekends are even busier, and it might be very difficult to find a parking space. Winter is the best time to avoid masses of tourists coming by bus from Lisbon and swarming around.

My favorite months are May until mid-June and September, less hot and busy mostly with a blue sky. Anyway, this time we came end of December and had 16 degrees in Lisbon which were 13 degrees in Sintra, and it was sunny for several weeks. None of the places were crowded.

High season (end of March until the end of Oct.): 9.30 a.m. until 8 p.m. for the park last admission at 7 p.m. and the palace 7 p.m. last admission 6.15 p.m.
Entrance fee: adult 8 €

Low season (end of Oct. until the end of March): 10.00 a.m. until 6 p.m. for the park last admission at 5 p.m. and the palace 5 p.m. last admission 4.30 p.m.
Entrance fee: adult 6,50 € and family 22 € (2 adults and 2 under 18 years)

You get a 5 % discount when buying tickets online and avoid queuing in the peak season:
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Climate:
Although Sintra has a different climate to Cascais and Lisbon due to the high elevation summer can be very hot with up to 30 degrees. There is mostly a breeze which is convenient in summer but be careful in autumn and winter. Weather is more unpredictable from October to March, and more rain occurs. However, it seldom rains a whole week a view days only. Sintra is frequently covered in fog which let it appear mystic. Often mid to end of December the weather is fine. This told me a hiking guide and friend from PortugalWalkHike

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Located in Sintra area which is popular and gets busy from midday on. The best time for a visit is in the morning when they open at 9.30 in the high season and 10 in the low season. However, it is still not as crowded as Palacio de Pena or Quinta da Regaleira.

Avoiding tourist crowds:
In July and August Sintra is completely crowded due to the “Three Palace tour”. If you want to visit in summer, you should go either early or late in the day. Weekends are even busier, and it might be very difficult to find a parking space. Winter is the best time to avoid masses of tourists coming by bus from Lisbon and swarming around.

My favorite months are May and September, less hot and busy mostly with a blue sky. Anyway, this time we came end of December and had 16 degrees in Lisbon which were 13 degrees in Sintra, and it was sunny for several weeks.

High season (end of March until the end of Oct.): 9.30 a.m. until 8 p.m. last admission at 7 p.m.
Entrance fee: adult 7 €
Low season (end of Oct. until the end of March): 10.00 a.m. until 6 p.m. last admission at 5 p.m.
Entrance fee: adult 5 € and family 17 € (2 adults and 2 under 18 years)

You get a 5 % discount when buying tickets online: http://www.parquesdesintra.pt/en...

Climate:
Although Sintra has a different climate to Cascais and Lisbon due to the high elevation summer can be very hot with up to 30 degrees. There is mostly a breeze which is convenient in summer but be careful in autumn and winter. Weather is more unpredictable from October to March, and more rain occurs. However, it seldom rains a whole week a view days only. Sintra is frequently covered in fog which let it appear mystic. Often mid to end of December the weather is fine. This told me a hiking guide and friend from http://www.portugalwalkhike.com/

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I prefer to visit here in early morning. However, it is nice any time...

CLIMATE/WEATHER: Every season is different and a great setting for photos. In summer the average daytime temperature reaches its maximum in July/August: 20°C (68°F). In winter it can get quite cold, the temperature drops below zero -3°C (26°F) in Jan/Feb, even colder during the night.

In the summer months of July and August there is sometimes a market with BBQ and Karaoke.

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