Sintra-Cascais Natural Park Day celebrated with hiking trails

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In order to mark the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park Day, celebrated on October 15th, the Municipality of Sintra will promote two distinct and free walking trails

The activities take place on October 15th, with the Roteiro das Fontes de Sintra and on October 16th, with the route “Praia da Samarra – A different look”.

The routes aim to demonstrate a rich and unique landscape, where biodiversity is present and natural heritage merges with cultural and social aspects.

The starting point for the Sintra Fountains Route will be at Paços do Concelho (Largo Dr. Virgílio Horta, Sintra), at 2:15 pm. This low-difficulty guided circular route covers around 2 km and will introduce you to the historic center of Sintra, a place where emblematic historical fountains are concentrated.

Along the way, stories of places like the Sabuga fountain, the Pipa fountain or the Mourisca fountain are unveiled, among many other points of interest that fill this route. The chosen route also allows us to perceive the richness of water in the Serra de Sintra, which has enabled the settlement of people since ancient times.

The following day, the meeting point will be at 9:15 am, in the parking lot on Rua do Ribeiro das Fontes, in Cortezia. “Praia da Samarra – A different look” is a guided circular route, with reduced difficulty and covering about 6 km.

This initiative has the support of the Sintra SMAS and the Institute for the Conservation of Nature and Forests.

Sintra Cascais Natural Park Day is celebrated on October 15th since its creation, in 1994, reclassification of the former status of protected landscape area. In the Municipality of Sintra, this Park is of particular importance, since it covers the entire coastline and the Serra de Sintra, and that this entire area is of great ecological and cultural interest.

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