Sintra is a beautiful town outside of Lisbon. A quick 45 minutes by train. There are a number of landmarks to see in Sintra including a royal palace that was built in the early 1900’s for the royal family, a Moorish castle, gardens, and other aristocratic fan fare. Visitors could spend an entire day touring the sights but we were only interested in the palace which can be done in a couple of hours. The palace was built on a hill (which you can hike…not my thing) and grants breathtaking views of Sintra and even Lisbon. For us non-hikers a regular bus runs direct from the train station with stops along the way. We arrived at that magical hour when the sun starts to dip and turns everything golden.