Prostitution in Portugal is legal, but it is illegal for a third party to profit from, promote, encourage or facilitate the prostitution of another.
The towers of the Sé (cathedral), built in 1186 (and where the flags of Vasco da Gama's ships were blessed before his voyage to India), are seen from here.
It is easy to reach from the capital, just a 30-minute drive on the IC19 highway, although taking the train is really the best option.
Parking spots are scarce, and it is better seen on foot.
Sintra and its mystical hills dotted with fairytale palaces and extravagant villas have bewitched visitors for centuries.
The Romans made it a place of cult moon worshiping and named it "Cynthia" after the goddess of the moon.