Now that you’re itching to go to Sintra, Portugal to see it’s beautiful sights and palaces, you’ll need to make plans for where to stay. If you’re looking for the most charming bed and breakfast in Sintra, look no further than the beautiful and picturesque Quinta da Capela, a 16th century manor turned Bed and Breakfast or Inn just 20 km away from Lisbon airport.
The second you arrive to this captivating Inn you’re hit by the aura of it’s former enchanting era, one in which nobility and royalty ran rampant amongst the rolling hills of Sintra. Sound cheesy? Maybe, but this is exactly the feeling that you get the moment you walk onto the grounds built in the 1500s by the Duke of Cadaval and have a chance to spot the palaces that encompass the Sintra countryside.
The B&B has only 7 bedrooms and suites, although if you walk throughout the main house and along the property’s beautifully manicured gardens, you’d think you were royalty staying in a luxurious country villa.
Quinta da Capela sustained some damage in the great Lisbon earthquake of 1755 and was rebuilt in 1773 in its present Portuguese rural style. In the 1980s the manor was converted into an inn or bed and breakfast, and ever since it’s been reconditioned with great taste and charisma, beautifully blending antiques and modern art.
Aside from the incredible sight seeing opportunities and palaces that are within hiking distance, another benefit of Quinta da Capela’s location is the proximity to the beach. In just 10-15 kilometers, you arrive to Portugal’s Atlantic coast, where you can enjoy sun and fun, along with delicious and fresh seafood. If you find yourself looking for a charming bed and breakfast in Sintra, consider Quinta da Capela when you’re considering your options! Have you had the chance to enjoy a day in Sintra? If so, where did you stay and what did you do? Make sure to let us know in the comments below.