Sintra


Also found in: Dictionary, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

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
References in periodicals archive ?
"The American-built Sintra never really caught on in Britain, but the Frontera is a popular car and we shall be examining the reasons why it has come so low in this research."
Sintra is a higgledy-piggeldy place, with a maze of roads winding over the hillsides.
My own tip is...after exploring Sintra try coffee and the delicious local pastries at the blue-tiled Cafe Paris in the central square (just pounds 2).
Sintra Trust and two other offshore companies linked to Imee Marcos were not listed in the statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) that Imee filed as a lawmaker and provincial governor, the PCIJ said.
City's squad made the two-hour journey from Sintra to the Algarve yesterday.
Having visited the granite stoneyards at Sintra and seen how they could produce and assemble repetitive components, Rewal decided on a structural system for the Ismaili Centre which, informed by the latest engineering software, would effectively flitch the compressive strength of stone with the tensile strength of steel.
And despite being five inches shorter than the Omega saloon, the Sintra MPV frees up more interior space than most rivals.
"We will be in a position to open this training center in Sintra in 2021," said the Minister at a joint press conference with Jorge Domecq, Executive Director of the European Defense Agency (EDA), who was "thankful for the work which has done to create the conditions for the multinational helicopter training center to come to Portugal ".
Louis Fed's Bullard also will speak at the ECB's Sintra, Portugal, conference on "Macroeconomics of Price and Wage Setting" (Tuesday) from 7 ET.
CARDIFF City's first team squad are living in five-star luxury at Sintra - near the Estoril motor racing track.