Along the route through these three regions, the ancient wine culture of Bucelas, the history of that wine which was once the most distinguished of the Portuguese fortified wines, the Carcavelos wine and the uniqueness of the palisades that protect the vineyards of Colares all stand out. In Bucelas a rural landscape emerges and the Tapada Nacional de Mafra, a place where the former Portuguese kings used to go hunting, is worth a visit. Traces of the monarchy are also visible in the imposing Queluz National Palace. In this region we also come across the Bucelas Wine and Vineyard Museum, and in Alenquer, the Wine Museum. The Carcavelos fortified wine is produced in a region known for its beaches and fishing villages, of which the village of Cascais stands out. In the Colares region, one can enjoy the idyllic scenery of the village of Sintra, where one can discover palaces, villas and lovely gardens. The local gastronomy is based on a vast historical and traditional heritage, featuring meat dishes such as the Negrais suckling pig, the Mercês pork, and the roasted goat and veal. The region's coastline is rich in fine fish, shellfish and molluscs. One can indulge themselves in a delicious sea bass or white sea bream, delight themselves with octopus or savour mussels and barnacles.