In 1866 Hans Christian Andersen travelled to Portugal. After a few months in Lisbon and Setúbal, he reaches Sintra. Sintra was at that time a very charismatic place, full of small details related with religion and nature. Some of those details and places were where Andersen walked and have noted down his impressions.
The peasants and the high society believed something strange around the Moorish Castle. And you will know it. Not only that but also the reason for Andersen to have jumped like a little faun full of joy.
All of this and much more will be transmitted to you by an Historian who studied the memories of Andersen in Sintra, as well as Sintra in the 19th century.
You will start your walking tour in Sintra's Historic Centre and from there you will pass through a number of places - in the Village and around it - where Hans Christian Andersen also walked, as well as significant spots, untraceable nowadays due to the man-made development that followed Andersen's time in Sintra.
The walking tour will have a duration of around 3h30 (regular terrain) and the effort implied is equivalent to spending a whole afternoon strolling around touristic areas, with its ups and downs.
⭐ Highlights + Walk and feel the places where Hans Christian Andersen walked and felt + Learn which details in Sintra were different at the time through the eyes of an Historian + Hear about the beliefs and tales people in Sintra shared when Andersen visited it + Discover how life in society was back then and who did Andersen encounter in Sintra
✔ Included Images from how Sintra was in the past are going to be shown.
❌ Not Included Inside access to the monuments is not part of the programme.
‼ Know Before You Book .Booking needed until 48h prior to the desired date..
.Minimum age: 14. .This walk is not recommended for people with limited mobility, cardiac conditions, or pregnant women.
.No smoking allowed. .Since it is in the mountains you will find ups and downs (in regular terrain) in the route. .The walk has about 3,5 kilometres in around 3h30 hours (circular route; 3h30 hours including stoppings at specifical points). .This walk will take place between 15h00 and 18h30. .This walk will occur under almost all weather conditions (being the exception the ones that may imply any risks for the participants or warnings from the Civil Protection) so please have the proper clothing and footwear (no need to be technical equipment for hiking).
⚠ Know Before You Go .Please be at the meeting point at 15h00. .You will need comfortable footwear (the same you would use to stroll around in a touristic place for a whole afternoon) and clothes that can be suitable for cold but that you can easily remove them if you feel hot. .Each element of your group must have their ID with them. .Make sure everyone in your group has their individual bottle of water.
📍 Meeting Point The meeting point will in front of Sintra National Palace (the one with the two big conical chimneys), at Largo Rainha Dona Amélia, 2710-616 Sintra, Portugal. Facing the main façade of the Sintra National Palace you will see, in front of the arches and the fountain, a large staircase; to your left you will see a smaller staircase. Miguel Boim will be at the smaller staircase waiting for you (you can recognize him by the bearded face in the logo).
For lovers of:
Culture and a View and Smell the Nature.
Sintra National Palace
Not Allowed Up to the age of 13
Not Allowed Up to the age of 3
Within: 48 hours
PRICES (PER PERSON)
From 55.00 € up to 120.00 €
PAYMENT TO PROVIDER
DETAILED START TIMES (2022)
January - December
15:00h / 18:30h
DETAILED START TIMES (2023)
No start times defined yet for next year