43 S I N T R A B O A S T S C A P T I V A T I N G S I T E S S T E E P E D I N L O R E A N D L U X U R Y continue... BY DYLAN BRAMMER Situated on the spectacular Portuguese Riviera, in the Greater Lisbon region of Portugal, Sintra is home to less than 400.000 people. Those who live here enjoy many of the fi ner things in life, while the stunning beauty and luxury of Sintra additionally seduce many a traveler throughout the year. Palaces and castles rise along the picturesque coastline, and the center of the Vila de Sintra is renowned for its 19th century Romanticist architecture, lush pleasure gardens and vibrant nature parks. Thanks to this abundance of historical riches, Sintra is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. The medieval Castle of the Moors, the Portuguese Renaissance Sintra National Palace and the Pena National Palace are some of the most popular and world-renowned sites here. Visitors annually fl ock to the city to explore their grounds. Then, in a class all its own, there stands the strikingly captivating Quinta da Regaleria, located near the historic center of Sintra.