Sweet and Pastry Route in Sintra

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Two steps away from Lisboa, Sintra is famous for its confection.

A place where the historical-cultural heritage is in perfect symbiosis with the luxuriant greenish vegetation of the Mountain, the special beauty of this region was classified by UNESCO as World Cultural Landscape Heritage. Hence, Sintra is one of the most visited places in the Country and its sweets quite looked for.

Piriquita, in the village centre, produces the delicious “travesseiros”, puff-pastry with egg and almond cream, while the also famous “queijadas” with soft cheese, eggs and cinnamon, that initially were produced in Sapa Queijadas Factory, right in the village entrance, yet nowadays are made in many other pastry shops.

Nearby Sintra there are other small pastries quite famous and traditional, such as the Belas “Fofos”.
Before all of these, in the region, there is also the quite appreciated Negrais Leitão (sucking pig).
Accompaigning the meals, Colares Wine is one of the most famous in the Country. In the lovely coastal area of this amazing region you might try as well the sea and shell food.

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