This was our second trip to Sintra and my partner wanted most of all to see this Although there is a "palace" you can tour, we had already seen the bigger palaces last year so we focussed on the gardens and the two wells and found the experience quite different to both the National Palace and the Pena Palace (although these are both well worth seeing).
The gardens are very well maintained and there are many little buildings and sculptures to take in, but the best part are the wells. If you only have time for one, find the Initiation Well from the top and walk down its circular staircase and out the underground tunnel. There is one place at the end where you must cross a stream using little rocks so if you have a poor sense of balance maybe this where you could fall in, but my partner has that problem (thanks to multiple surgeries) and she made it OK. This is like an Alice in Wonderland adventure. Enjoy.
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