Sintra, Portugal

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Sintra is a resort town in the foothills of Portugal’s Sintra Mountains, near the capital, Lisbon. A longtime royal sanctuary, its forested terrain is studded with pastel-colored villas and palaces. The Moorish- and Manueline-style Sintra National Palace is distinguished by dramatic twin chimneys and elaborate tilework. The hilltop 19th-century Pena National Palace is known for a whimsical design and sweeping views.
Elevation: 175 m (574 ft)
Population: 377,835 (2011)
Parishes: 11 (list)
Lowest elevation: 0 m (0 ft)
Postal code: 2714
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