Sintra is known for its breathtaking landscapes and built around the mountains, is considered an UNESCO World Heritage site. There you visit Palácio Nacional da Pena, a palace that stands on the top of a hill above the town of Sintra. It is considered one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal and constitutes one of the major expressions of XIX century Romanticism in the world. Praia da Maçãs is one of the most visited beaches, a large sandy beach perfect for beach sports and highly popular for surfing and bodyboarding lovers.