Sintra


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Sintra

or

Cintra

(both: sēn`trə), town (1991 pop. 20,750), Lisboa dist., W Portugal, in Estremadura. The region has orange groves and vineyards as well as marble quarries, but Cintra is known primarily for its beautiful mountain location. The view is superb, and Cintra has been rapturously described not only by Portuguese writers but also by Byron and other foreigners. It flourished as a Moorish city, and there are still ruins of a Moorish castle. With Lisbon it was permanently retaken from the Moors by Alfonso I in 1147 and thereafter was a favorite residence of the Portuguese monarchs. Cintra has a royal palace (15th–16th cent.) and an old convent surrounded by a lovely park. Near the town, in the Peninsular War, the Convention of Cintra was agreed upon (1808) by the French, British, and Portuguese.

Sintra

 

(also Cintra), a city in Portugal, in the district of Lisbon, in the region of Estremadura. Population, 25,800 (1970). Sintra was a royal residence in former times. The city is a popular tourist center. Marble is quarried in the vicinity. [23–1294–]

Sintra

a town in central Portugal, near Lisbon, in the Sintra mountains: noted for its castles and palaces and the beauty of its setting: tourism
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Sintra itself is a fascinating town but having visited the two palaces we simply ran out of time to explore it before having to dash to catch the bus back to Cascais.
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