Sitting pretty on the UNESCO World Heritage list, Sintra certainly isn't a town where you going to find any graffiti, nevertheless, I am always on the lookout for urban art.
Sophisticated pieces: tiled mosaics, plaques and marble sculptures, are sprinkled throughout the narrow streets of Sintra, and I was really impressed with the amount found while exploring the historic centre. Below is a collection of pieces stumbled across during my walk through town.
Marble statues lining Volte Duche, on the walk/ drive to the historic centre.
You cannot talk about urban art in Portugal without mentioning the incredible mosaics that feature far and wide. These eye-catching displays feature on Sintra's street signs, monuments and buildings, all are stunning, yet some, (like the Arabian inspired, Fonte Mourisca, pictured above) are simply awe-inspiring. Combining Sintra's pastel 19th-century architecture, magnificent mosaics, and bewitching charm, It is not a wonder why the Cultural Landscape of Sintra sits comfortably on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.
by Natalie Marie.
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