In a quiet environment a few minutes from the capital, we have for you a great selection of the best villages near Sintra to visit. The fact that these villages continue to have unusual life habits, they recreate the way of life of our ancestors, preserved through smells, colors and traces, on the traditional architecture of the Saloia Region. Visit the charming Azenhas do Mar, a village that has become one of the most famous Portuguese tourist postcards. Discover the village of Penedo, perched high on a hillside still conserves some houses of old trait. It allows its visitors to walk along its steep and winding streets and alleys. It is a treasure of the traditional architecture of the saloia region. Visit secret villages where the feeling is to be in an open-air museum, where the way of life of our ancestors is preserved through smells, colors and traditions. Walk through time at the Typical Village of José Franco, and get to know a local men´s dream.