Today's route delves into some of the more impressive and noteworthy palaces and manor houses of Sintra.
Within a few square kilometres, you have a collection of extravagant buildings open for exploration, starting with:
"Quinta da Regaleira", a romantic, and quite ominous early 20th century palace built by an eccentric Brazilian coffee farmer and Freemason. He constructed a series of spiraling underground tunnels connected to the palace for his groups' secretive masonic rites.
"Palacio de Setais", a 18th century Neoclassical palace, which is now a hotel where the extensive gardens are open to visitors.
From here, you can take the 435 bus, or walk 2.5km along the road to reach.
"Palacio de Montserrat", a Romantic building with Indian and Arabic influences, built by a Portugeuse-English Viscount and industrial magnate.