sometimes crazy leads to beautiful and you realize that Disney fairy-tale castles are real.
We left Lisbon Rosario station with the 9:01 train. You can check the schedule here. The price is cheap if not mistaken 4.30 Euro return ticket. I bought my card at the metro from the airport that includes the train (make sure it mentions cp)
Once in Sintra you can either walk or take a bus (434). The walk is about 5km through the woods. Make sure you have good outdoor shoes and enough water.
You get the chance for some excellent views from the road up.
The price for the gardens + the palace de Pena is 14 Euro for adults. I think it is worth it as it is really beautiful and the gardens are very well maintained.
from here we went towards the Moors Castle but not before stopping for some short pictures breaks
and on a hot day, what is the best way to refresh? .. a break
Entering the Moors Castle, gives you great views over Pena castle. the entrance price is 8 Euro.
on the way back to the city we stopped for some traditional sweets at Piriquita recommended by a Portuguese friends, very tasty
By the time we were back to the train station it was 5 PM. Long day but totally worth it. Sintra has much more to offer, but you need for sure to stay longer.