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There is no place in Portugal as the beautiful village of Sintra. Even if you look in all Europe or anywhere in the world, it is difficult to find a place so special and with so much magic.
All this magic we can find through the first name given for the land of Sintra. The original name came from a temple built in 308 B.C. by the Greeks, Celts and Túrdulos-Gall, dedicated to the Moon. The Celts called the region as Cynthia and when the Arabs dominated the region, and not knowing how to pronounce the "s", they started to call the region as "Chintra" or "Zintira".