In the center of the old part of Sintra is a surprising and charming museum, O Museu de Brinquedos (Toy Museum). Housed in a specially renovated building is a collection of 40,000 items, a fabulous display of a private collection of Portuguese and other mainly  European toys, dolls, model cars, trains, and a great deal more. There is so much on display it is a bit overwhelming ! So, take your time and enjoy it; you can rest in the on-site cafe or browse the bookstore.