Competing with Sintra as one of the most charming places in Portugal, Bussaco (or Buçaco) is a treasure located in the country's central region, only 30 minutes away from Coimbra!
Bussaco's National Forest is a Protected Area planted by the Order of the “Carmelitas Descalços”, to whom these lands had been granted – at the beginning of the 17th Century – in order for them to build a spiritual retreat that included a convent.
In 1888, the Portuguese Crown initiated the construction of a Royal Palace at the same location as the convent, which had to be partially demolished in order to make way for the newer Neo-Manuelino styled building.
During this half day tour we will contemplate the beauty of this site while walking along one of the many trails of Bussaco's National Forest. After arriving at our destination, we will learn about the existing buildings and its history as well as the local flora and fauna!
Half Day Tour to “Coimbra’s Sintra 😊” away from the crowds – a beautiful enchanted place in the Centenary Forest of Bussaco.
Available every day of the year except 1st January, 24th and 25th December
Available from 1 to 6 participants – this is not a private tour! If you wish to request a private tour, I’ll be glad to welcome you (please see my Tailored Tours for Customized & Private Services)
Gates of Walls of Bussaco National Forest • Houses of the Forest • Cold Fountain • Valley of the Ferns • Gardens of the Palace • Convent of the Barefoot Carmelites and Palace of Bussaco
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