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Sintra is located near the westernmost point of continental Europe, northwest of Lisbon at 600 meters above sea level. The name Sintra derives from Cynthia, «Goddess of the Moon», who was worshipped here, on this small mountain range, by the Celts.
Sintra is greatly admired by the Portuguese people, since it is a freak of nature in that it possesses a climate and vegetation not common in Southern Europe.
Rich in history and tradition, Sintra with its romantic atmosphere has been lauded by many writers, painters and artists who have spread the fame of this «Glorious Eden» to every corner of the world
(Sintra and its Farm Manors – Arturo D. Pereira, Felipa Espírito Santo Cardoso, Fernando Calado Correia).