Sintra's Hidden Gems: An Archaeological Adventure in a Classic Car
Embark on an adventure and uncover the secrets of Sintra's past in the comfort of a classic car. From archaeological discoveries to local secrets, this tour is an opportunity to experience the raw, authentic Sintra!
About this activity
- Operator: Mr. Local Tours
- Free cancellation (24 hours notice)
- Languages: Portugues, English, Espanol
- Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Join me, Diogo, a local archaeologist and tour guide, as we embark on an exciting journey through the hidden gems of Sintra in the comfort of a classic car. With my knowledge and love for my hometown, I'll take you on an off-the-beaten-path advent...
- Start point: Avenida Doutor Miguel Bombarda | View in Google Maps
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Not stroller accessible
- Not suitable for pets
- Infants must not sit on laps
- Cancel 24 hours before the start of the activity and you will get a full refund.
What will you do?
Medieval Village & Moorish Castle
We will start our tour with a pick up at Sintra train Station and proceed to visit a ruined medieval village at the gates of the Moorish castle, there, we will see the remains of an archaeological excavation where I worked back in 2012 and is now an open air museum with old structures, graves popping off the ground and a museum with a lot of artifacts we found there.
Chapel and Ruins in Sintra Forest
The second place we will visit lies in the middle of the Sintra forest where an old chapel lies on a top of a hill, this chapel is known as an old pilgrimage spot where a miracle happened. Another ruined building is also seen on this barren hill top, this ruined church has its foundations on the foundation of Portugal itself. Our journey will continue to this more place of the hill, away from the crowds and mostly known only by locals. For me one of the best views of all the Lisbon bay area.
Penedo de Adrenunes
The last place we will visit will be a curious one. After a 15 minute walk deep down in the Sintra Forest, another hill top facing the westernmost point of continental Europe can be visited. The place called Penedo de Adrenunes, gives us Stonehenge vibes. Despite archaeological artifacts never been found here, it is believed that this place was used by our ancestors 5000 years ago.