10 Interesting Facts About Sintra


Facts About Sintra:

  1. EuroAtlantic Airways has its head office in Sintra.
  2. The municipality is administered by 11 civil parish councils.
  3. Sintra is twinned with: Assilah, Morocco; Beira, Mozambique; Bissau, Guinea-Bissau; Fontainebleau, France; Goussainville, France; Havana, Cuba; Honolulu, United States; El Jadida, Morocco; Lobito, Angola; Namaacha, Mozambique; Verde Nova Sintra, Cape Verde; Omura, Japan; Oviedo, Spain; Petrópolis, Brazil & Trindade, São Tomé and Príncipe.
  4. Sintra is classified as UNESCO’s World Heritage Site since 1995 in the category of “Cultural Landscape”.
  5. Sintra is a town and municipality in the Greater Lisbon region of Portugal, located on the Portuguese Riviera.
  6. The population of Sintra 377,835, as of 2017.
  7. Much of the miniseries Gulliver’s Travels, in 1996 was filmed in Sintra.
  8. Sintra’s landmarks include the medieval Castle of the Moors, the romanticist Pena National Palace, and the Portuguese Renaissance Sintra National Palace.
  9. The Convention of Sintra was signed here in 1808.
  10. Sintra is also a major luxury dining and tourism destination within the Portuguese Riviera, as well as one of the wealthiest municipalities in the country.