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Sintra



Introduction of Sintra
Town of Lisboa district, in the W, 12 mi NW of Lisbon.In 1509 the Sintra Convention laid out regionsof overseas exploration to be pursued by Portugaland by Spain. In 1808 it was the scene of the signingof a convention by British, French, and Portuguesemilitary leaders during the Peninsular campaign. It isthe site of a large Moorish castle, a 12th- to 15thcenturypalace, and a convent. Its scenery was celebratedby Byron in his Childe Harold.Town of Lisboa district, in the W, 12 mi NW of Lisbon.In 1509 the Sintra Convention laid out regionsof overseas exploration to be pursued by Portugaland by Spain. In 1808 it was the scene of the signingof a convention by British, French, and Portuguesemilitary leaders during the Peninsular campaign. It isthe site of a large Moorish castle, a 12th- to 15thcenturypalace, and a convent. Its scenery was celebratedby Byron in his Childe Harold.

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