Sintra - the ideal destination for holidays and short breaks
The village of Sintra and the surrounding area is of outstanding beauty and cultural interest. A famous holiday destination since the times of Lord Byron, Sintra has a rich and stimulating cultural offer, as well as numerous options for spending active holidays. At the same time, the rural character of the village and the quiet location of Casa José Ricardo allow you to have a peaceful time. In a 15 min. stroll from the house, you reach the historical centre and the National Palace, bustling with life, especially in the Summer months.
The local tourist board is very active and puts on various events for the visitors. Under the slogan "Sintra - capital do Romantismo", the village and its surroundings present themselves to the visitor with suggestions about its museums, art galleries, cultural activities, interesting walks as well as the tips about coffeeshops and restaurants serving local specialities.
Cease the day and enjoy a romantic concert!
From June to July, the music event 'Festival de Sintra', involving national and international artists goes on stage with nearly daily concerts, events and conferences in Sintra's palaces and historical buildings, as well as at the modern "Centro Cultural Olga Cadaval".
. In 2013, the festival features music by composers Wagner, Britten and Verdi.