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    • Inexpensive month rentals in this area

      Cascais Mar 25, 2014 at 2:37 AM

      My husband and I want to spend the month of march 2015 in any area west of Lisbon or setubal. Our needs are simple one bedroom with kitchen, we explore a lot so easy access to park car. We currently spend four months in Vilamoura and should you need info feel free to contact us.

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      Anywhere to leave luggage?

      Cabo da Roca Apr 6, 2014 at 6:18 AM

      I will be going alone from Cascais to Sintra by bus 403 next Monday, carrying a suitcase. I would like to get off the bus at Cabo de Roca and stay there for one hour before the next bus arrives. Is there anywhere I can store/leave my luggage for that hour?

      Greetings from Lena

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    • How to get from Baixa to Mafra?

      Mafra Mar 22, 2014 at 9:29 AM

      Hello there! we have booked a hotel at at avenida da liberdade – Baixa & would like to then go to Quinta dos Machados
      Estrada Nacional 8 Barras, Gradil Mafra. Can you suggest the quickest way? We will not be renting a car. Thanks

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      Secret Pastelarias?

      Lisbon Apr 15, 2014 at 5:14 PM

      Hi, I am going to Lisbon in May. I read somewhere that there are these secret bakeries that operate from night to early morning. I think they are called bolos da madrugada. Unfortunately, they seem to be very much you will find one if you know where it is. (Hence, secret... I know.)

      While I am not sure if we will be out that late, can someone point me in the right direction on where to find one?

      Thanks.

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    • Hotel choice

      Lisbon Apr 9, 2014 at 6:13 PM

      We will be in Lisbon for a week in July.We have points we would like to use up for hotels.
      We can either do the Sheraton or Holiday Inn/Crowne Plaza.
      What is the best choice?

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      To and from airport

      Lisbon Apr 16, 2014 at 4:03 PM

      Best way to get to hotel from the airport. Bear in mind we are going on a 10 day cycling tour so will have cycling gear with us (large suitcases) but no bikes! Found one taxi service for 40 euros. Seemed a little high! Thanks.

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    • Flights from DFW to Lisbon

      Lisbon Mar 25, 2014 at 4:27 PM

      Hi, I'm beginning to plan my first trip to visit my granddaughter at Lajes and hope to spend a few days in the Lisbon area. Since I have plenty of time, but little money, I'm searching for the best flight deal from DFW, TX. Any advice will be appreciated.

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    • Best ways to travel from Lisbon to Seville Spain

      Lisbon Mar 26, 2014 at 6:48 AM

      What has been found to be the most efficient way to get from Lisbon to Seville, Spain, if not renting an auto to drive yourself?

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    • How to get from spain to lisbon? How long n how much?

      Lisbon Mar 24, 2014 at 9:21 AM

      What is the easiest and cheapest way to get from spain to lisbon n how long it takes?

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      Buying Batteries - Double AA

      Lisbon Mar 20, 2014 at 12:24 PM

      Ola,
      how easy is it to find Double AA batteries in Lisbon, and Lagos, Portugal?
      And are they expensive, or inexpensive, compared to Canada?
      or should I just bring a lot of batteries with me?
      James

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    • Bairro Alto at night

      Lisbon Mar 30, 2014 at 5:24 PM

      I am a female going to Lisbon alone, and I would really like to go to Bairro Alto to see the nightlife. I don't want to have to walk alone back to where I'm staying near Rossio Square - would it be easy for me to catch a taxi from Bairro Alto?

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      Airport transport.........

      Lisbon Apr 6, 2014 at 4:01 AM

      I'll be in Lisbon the week after next, with a friend. It's been a while since I was there for the Euromeet and public transport has changed a bit since that time.

      We'll be landing around 8.30pm and need to get to Restauradores. Aerobus 1 goes there directly or we can take the Metro which involves a change of line at S. Sebastiao.

      Apart from the Metro being cheaper, is there any reason why we should choose one over the other?

      Thanks in advance. :-)

       

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    • Best way to get to Jerez De La Frontera Spain from Sintra Portugal

      by amandamassie Online Now Feb 5, 2014 at 7:32 PM

      Best way to get to Jerez De La Frontera Spain from Sintra Portugal..Bus? And where can I look up timetable and cost? Thankyou in advance

      3 Answers Feb 6, 2014 at 8:18 AM
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      Hoping to find some nice beaches

      by Atreyung Online Now Jan 4, 2014 at 3:16 PM

      Hi, I'm planning to go to Lisbon somewhere in March or April.
      Normally I was about to visit Sintra as a day trip but the more I think about it, the more I'd like to stay for one or two nights. Like that I have time to wander around.

      I 'm fund of beaches and especially rough ones (rocks, big waves, windy, not a lot of people ...)
      Are there any in the neighborhood. I'm willing to do some hiking or rent a bike if necessary.

      Thanks a lot

      9 Answers Jan 6, 2014 at 7:49 AM
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      DUPI's tile shop in Sintra

      by JacquelineB6 Online Now Dec 19, 2013 at 12:19 AM

      How can I find the phone number of this shop that sells hand painted tiles in Sintra?

      1 Answer Dec 19, 2013 at 1:39 AM
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      DUPI's tile shop in old town Sintra

      by JacquelineB6 Online Now Dec 18, 2013 at 8:13 AM

      I am looking for the telephone number for DUPI's tile shop in old town Sintra

      3 Answers Jan 12, 2014 at 2:10 AM
    • Looking for the name of this restaurant

      by katefrommadeira Online Now Nov 6, 2013 at 9:05 AM

      restaurant on edge of Sintra - very old stone building - was used as accommodation by the king´s courtiers when king was hunting.

      2 Answers Nov 7, 2013 at 8:47 AM
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      Buying dinnerware in Portugal

      by AnneS56 Online Now Sep 5, 2013 at 2:46 PM

      I want to buy service for 12 plates, etc. while in Portugal. I'll be in LIsbon, Sintra, Coimbra, Obidos, Evora, Ourem and Porto. Suggestions as to best places to buy, any tips? What can I expect to pay? Thanks!

      1 Answer Sep 12, 2013 at 4:41 AM
    • Sintra Beaches

      by enesbilmez Online Now Aug 1, 2013 at 4:47 AM

      I will spend 2 days in Sintea at the beginning of September but I am just trying to decide if I should stay very close to the sea or stay at city centre and go to the beaches by bus. Whay would u propose? Is public transportation easy to take to go to the beaches? Thnxs in advance.

      5 Answers Dec 23, 2013 at 8:04 PM
    • Getting from Lagos to Sintra

      by woodelf1608 Online Now Aug 1, 2013 at 4:19 AM

      We would like to see Lagos, Sintra and Lisbon. We are trying to go from Lagos to Sintra directly, and then come back to Lisbon for our flight. Does this make sense or is it better to do Lagos-Lisbon-Sintra-and back to Lisbon for the flight?
      Back packers budget of course :)

      4 Answers Aug 2, 2013 at 4:41 AM
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      sintra info

      by styxgirl Online Now Mar 20, 2013 at 9:38 PM

      will be staying in sintra for a few days.is there way to see obidos,batalha, mafra in a single day?

      5 Answers Mar 22, 2013 at 1:05 AM
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      hostel

      by styxgirl Online Now Feb 20, 2013 at 6:17 PM

      where is a good hostel to stay for 2 nights? i looked at almaa,is this safe and a good location?

      4 Answers Feb 24, 2013 at 2:39 PM
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      Castelo dos Mouros.

      by Maurizioago Online Now Oct 19, 2012 at 1:02 PM

      Is it easy to walk inside this castle? I'd like to visit it with my mother. She has some walking problems.

      10 Answers Oct 20, 2012 at 4:14 AM
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      Hotel with jacuzzi

      by Karlithus Online Now Oct 4, 2011 at 4:59 AM

      Hello.

      Yes, I am Portuguese, But I'm writing in english so everyone understands and can help me :)

      I'm looking for an hotel with jacuzzi in the room, in Sintra or near Sintra. Anyone knows of any?

      An hotel with a "Romantic Package" or sort of would be great, too.

      Thank you very much!
      José Martins

      2 Answers Oct 5, 2011 at 12:40 AM
    • Sintra and restaurants

      by x07afb Online Now Jul 5, 2011 at 2:29 PM

      My fiancée and I are traveling to Portugal this September for our honeymoon. Although I still have some planning to do, I have a pretty good idea of our itinerary. We are only there about eight days. I would love to stay longer but time does not allow.
      The plan is to spend 3 days in Lisbon, and then head to Sintra for two nights. I know that from reading several comments that have been posted, the general consensus is that Sintra is a daytrip, however I am going to stay there for two nights – the nighttime in Sintra comes highly recommended from a friend of mine who says that Sintra is pretty magical in the night when everyone leaves. I think that having a relaxed quiet atmosphere in Sintra would be nice for us – hopefully we’ll be craving peace and quiet by then. Plus, our previous few days in Lisbon will be spent in the Bairro Alto neighborhood, which I am told has a nice vibrant city feel.
      My question about Sintra is this: is it a good area for restaurants and wine? We certainly do enjoy the two, and if anyone could even recommend a couple of restaurants in Sintra that we could check out during our time there, that would be much appreciated. I don’t mind that it’s a daytrip locale, but I wouldn’t want to get there only to realize that there isn’t anything by way of cuisine for people who are spending the night. Any suggestions?

      3 Answers Jun 27, 2013 at 7:03 AM
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      Stay in Sintra and train to Lisbon

      by bettyburton Online Now Mar 27, 2011 at 12:35 PM

      We are trying to decide whether it makes sense to stay in Sintra and take the train into Lisbon to tour.

      We had heard Sintra was a very interesting place to stay, and thought we would stay all three days there and then just take the train into Lisbon when we wanted to tour Lisbon.

      Does this make sense or are we better to stay in Lisbon and travel for a day to Sintra?

      Thanks for your help!
      Betty

      14 Answers Apr 24, 2011 at 11:49 AM
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      Bus 434/ visiting order/Quinta da Regaleira

      by lugubres Online Now Oct 1, 2010 at 7:54 AM

      Hi

      I have a few questions regarding my upcoming trip to Sintra. Will visit on a Friday.

      1. Bus 434 : can I get on & off the bus unlimited times? Or is it a one time usage. Some books say one thing while others say unlimited. I'm a bit confused.
      2. It seems the guidebooks ask travellers to stop at the National Palace first, then Pena, then Moorish castle. Is it possible to go to Pena first, then Moorish castle, and finish with National Palace with the bus? Or this is only for walkers?

      3. Also if I'm interested in visiting Quinta da Regaleira, how would I fit into the 3 locations that I've already mentioned?

      Thank you

      6 Answers Oct 25, 2010 at 7:24 AM
    • bus to Praia das Macas

      by egmont Online Now Jun 2, 2010 at 8:04 AM

      Could any kind person tell me if there is a bus from Sintra to Praia das Macas and if so what is the number. Many thanks.

      3 Answers Jun 2, 2010 at 10:40 AM
    • Quiet place for farewell dinner in Sintra

      by wanderluster2011 Online Now May 27, 2010 at 10:34 AM

      Anyone recommend a nice, atmospheric reasonably priced restaurant in Sintra for a small group of 14 pax?

      2 Answers Jun 28, 2010 at 6:35 AM
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      bus 434 route

      by Savl1 Online Now Apr 24, 2010 at 12:25 AM

      The bus 434 from Sintra train station goes firstly to Moorish castle and then to Pena palace or vice versa (Pena palace -> Moorish castle ) ?

      And what itinerary is downward for walking - from Moorish castle to Pena palace or from palace to Moorish castle ?

      2 Answers Apr 24, 2010 at 2:35 AM
    • Pensaos and Other Cheap Accomodation in Sintra

      by LeonaR Online Now Apr 23, 2010 at 6:30 AM

      I'm sorry to repeat if this has already been asked, but I'm having some trouble finding information on budget accomodation in Sintra. There appear to be a couple of cheap-ish hostels, but beyond that I can't seem to find any listings of pensaos. From what I've read about Portugal, these are around everywhere, so I feel like I must not be looking in the right place. Does anyone have advice on cheap places (40 euros or less for a double room per night) that they have stayed in Sintra? Or where to look for listings of pensaos or other cheaper rooms?

      Thanks for your help.

      5 Answers Apr 27, 2010 at 10:25 AM
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      where to park in Sintra?

      by piglet44 Online Now Apr 3, 2010 at 2:20 AM

      I know the best way to do sintra is by train but we are coming by car because we are continuing up the coast to Peniche. Is there any way we can park at the entrance to Sintra and do the 434 bus trip and then return to the car ?

      Or is there another solution I haven't thought of yet?

      don't have time to do a day trip and then return to Lisbon ,rent a car and continue.Help!

      4 Answers Apr 5, 2010 at 3:36 AM
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      how do I get to Palácio de Queluz if I am visiting sintra?

      by 9tigers Online Now Mar 18, 2010 at 12:21 PM

      HELP
      it is between sintra and lisbon?

      9 Answers Mar 19, 2010 at 7:37 AM
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      when I take the train ride from lisbon to sintra, will the train get off at the center of the town

      by 9tigers Online Now Mar 18, 2010 at 11:31 AM

      or I need to take a local bus to get to the center of the town and how much is the bus ticket?

      5 Answers Mar 18, 2010 at 4:09 PM
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      many question regarding day trip from lisbon to Sintra

      by 9tigers Online Now Mar 17, 2010 at 8:27 AM

      1) do I need to buy train ticket ahead of time or should I just get it the night before and then buy the time when I want to leave from sintra ?
      2) do I still leave from Estação do Rossio at the Rossio in Lisbon? I read some mix coments from some post back in 2005 that this station was closed? is it open now?
      3) if we have 3 ppl going, should I buy individual tickets or get a 10 tickets for train so I can use it for other day trips?
      4) I read there are 4 PARKS T. all parks and palaces (valid for 2 days) 14 euros | Family 35 euros, does it include Palácio Nacional de Sintra,Palácio da Pena,Castelo dos Mouros,Monserrate Palace,Quinta da Regaleira, Seteais Palace or NOT? is it worth it to get it?
      5) the earliest openning seems to be 9:30 even during oct, so should I take the 8AM train from lisbon or 8:30?
      6) should I go up to the hill to Palácio da Pena and castelo dos mouros first by taking bus 434 right after I get off the train station or do the old town first then go up?

      7) Seteais Palace right now is a hotel, so the visit should be quick correct?
      8) Moorish Fountain , is it walking distance in town center? or do I need to take bus and how much are the bus tickets?
      9)Monserrate Palace somewhere there was an comment that the palace is not open?
      10)Quinta da Regaleira is it worth to go inside it is 10 euro kind of expensive

      I know it is a lot of questions at once, so ty in advance for helping me out

      3 Answers Mar 18, 2010 at 6:24 AM
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      Monastery dos Capuchos by taxi

      by Savl1 Online Now Jan 25, 2010 at 8:22 AM

      Maybe anybody knows: what does it cost to go to Monastery dos Capuchos from Sintra centre (including 30-40 min waiting and return) ?

      1 Answer Jan 25, 2010 at 9:19 AM
    • Car Rental

      by wolfie72 Online Now Jan 9, 2010 at 3:21 AM

      Is it possible to rent a car in Sintra? Please advise.

      3 Answers Jan 9, 2010 at 5:56 AM
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      rent a car in Sintra

      by Savl1 Online Now Nov 14, 2009 at 9:49 AM

      Is there rent a car in Sintra? May be anybody knows their mail or web ?

      1 Answer Nov 14, 2009 at 2:17 PM
    • Sintra/ Cascais/ Estoril

      by joanamopa Online Now Oct 4, 2009 at 5:57 AM

      Hi!

      I would like to know if somebody has bought at Rossio Station a combine Bus+Train ticket for 1 day (price: 12 Euros) to go from Lisbon to Sintra and Cascais. I want to visit Sintra for 1 day and this is my planning:

      - Train from Rossio to Sintra (1,70 €)
      - From Sintra Station there is a bus No. 434 (4,50 € go and return) to go up to Da Pena Palace. I visit the Palace.
      - I go down or take the bus No. 434 to Mouros Castle (Is it worth to visit it?)
      - I keep on going down or by bus No. 434 to the National Palace. I take some photos of it because I'm not interested in visiting inside.
      - I go on walking up to Quinta Regaleira and visit it.
      - From Regaleira to Sintra Station and here take the bus No. 403 to go to Cabo de Rouca (which is the price?). I take some photos and take again bus No. 403 to Cascais (Is it valid the same ticket or I have to buy another one?)
      - I visit Cascais and going for a walk I arrive at Estoril.
      - Return train from Estoril to Cais do Sodré at Lisbon (price?)

      Does anybody know if this combine ticket (12 Euros) include trains and those buses (403 y 434) I want to use ?

      I know it would be better to spend more time but I only have 1 day to do the whole trip.

      Thank you for your cooperation.

      3 Answers Oct 6, 2009 at 8:29 AM
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      Bus/Train Travel Help

      by mstinagray Online Now Aug 24, 2009 at 5:30 PM

      Going to Portugal for the first time as an adult (went every summer as a kid to be with family) for my honeymoon! Anyways, excited but looking for help. Is it possible to do the following route with public transportation (bus or train are fine) or are we better off renting a car?

      We are staying in my family's house in Sintra and want to do the following:
      Sintra>Obidos>Coimbra>sidetrip to visit family in Chipar di Cima (I think we've got this covered)>Porto

      Any suggestions or tips are much appreciated! I am psyched to go back after all these years. Would it be better to rent a car? The idea was that once in Porto we would rent a car and drive to Gouveia to visit my dad's family and then just meander back to Lisbon and drop the car off at the airport there. Are we better off just renting a car the whole way? I remember gas prices being pretty atrocious as a child and can only imagine it's worse now.

      Cheers!

      10 Answers Sep 4, 2009 at 11:05 AM
    • Trains to/from Sintra - Lisbon

      by laurajoaz Online Now Jul 23, 2009 at 11:18 AM

      I'm taking a large group to Lisbon end of Aug. Anyone have good info about train stations and their location in relation to the Ritz Carlton Penha Longa?

      2 Answers Jul 23, 2009 at 1:21 PM
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      Chalet Biester

      by marielexoteria Online Now May 20, 2009 at 10:16 PM

      Does anyone know if Chalet Biester is part of Palácio da Pena ticket or if I need a different ticket?

      Another question: I found out how to go there from Palácio Nacional (starting from Praca da República) and it's about 700m or 8 minutes. Is this information reliable?

      TIA and see you next week.

      2 Answers May 21, 2009 at 9:33 AM