Built in the Baroque and neoclassical style the enormous palace / monastery dwarfs the town of Mafra.
This exotic palace was Built in 1858 for English nobleman, Sir Francis Cook. The Moghul-inspired features are not out of place alongside other examples Romanticism in Sintra
Set high on the Serra de Sintra is the towns oldest monument, the Castleo dos Mouros (Moorish Castle).
Fairytale castle meets Disney palace set on top of the hill high above Sintra. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the finest examples of19th century Romanticism anywhere in the world
Founded in 1884 the zoo now contains around 2,000 animals with more than 300 species are represented.