Sintra-Cascais Natural Park
The Sintra-Cascais Natural Park is one of the 13 Natural Parks of Portugal. While only established in 1994 as a Natural Park by the Portuguese Government, it has been protected since 1981. Its area is approximately 145 km². It includes the Serra de Sintra Mountain Range but extends all the way to the coast and Cabo da Roca, continental Europe's westernmost point. Within 25 km of Lisbon, it is an extremely popular tourism area containing many different individual historical and natural sites and attractions.Sintra and Cascais are towns and municipalities in the Lisbon / Estoril Coast.
A sign after entering the park, near Cascais.
Guincho, a well known beach near Cascais, with Cabo da Roca seen at distance.
Cabo da Roca, near Sintra.
The Pena Palace, standing on a hill above Sintra.
- Official Site at the (Portuguese) Institute for Nature Conservation (Portuguese language)
- Sintra-Cascais Nature Park information from the Cultural Landscapes and Cultural Landscape Ecosystems in Europe cultbase