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Sintra National Palace

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Address: Largo Rainha Dona Amelia, Sintra 2710-616, Portugal
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+351 21 910 6840
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09:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The National Palace of Sintra, located in the historic town centre, was...

The National Palace of Sintra, located in the historic town centre, was inhabited for nearly eight centuries by the Portuguese monarchy and its court. It was much used, particularly during the Middle Ages, as a hunting retreat and as a refuge from outbreaks of disease in the capital, or as a summer resort, thanks to the town's more agreeable climate.

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Beautiful building and contents

A wonderful building beautifully preserved and with the added bonus of having kept hold of key contents. The tour is well sign- posted and with brief but informative signage in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Situated in the town square, this lovely palace is easy to tour without going to the top of the mountain.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A wonderful building beautifully preserved and with the added bonus of having kept hold of key contents. The tour is well sign- posted and with brief but informative signage in each room .There is an added bonus because as the palace in the heart of Sintra there are very good views to be had from a number of the windows... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sintra is a short train from the center of Lisbon. Trains depart every 10 minutes throughout the day. Once there Sintra offers a wide range of things to excite the mind. The Palace is one of them. Built at what seems in different timeframes, it is a great museum of the past.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb history, with great interior rooms clearly marked and preserved. Well worth the easy visit! You will need around an hour to see this and look for the venting in the kitchen, your last room, so you will understand the exterior pointed spires.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The views are 360 degrees breathtakingand the architecture is stunning. The palace is filled with treasures. You are amazed at the quality of the art works. Unique and so interesting that you will spend a day and still not see all the beauty of this unusual palace.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thee chimneys on this palace make it look so different and when you go into the kitchens they are even more amazing. There are some good rooms to see in here and great views of the town from the gardens

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We liked this palace better then the Pena, as it had more to tell about old Portugese culture and way of living of the aristocrats. It situated in Sintra proper and is well worth visiting. Going to the palace from the Sintra train station takes about 10 minutes on a scenic road, so do it at least on one of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Palace is in a great location to people watching or simply looking at the scenery. The Palace itself is in need of restoration which, from what we saw, is in the process of happening to a few rooms. With several other attractions in the Sintra area, I would spend time at other venues first then if there is time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a fantastic place, though the bus transport to the top was absolutely essential for us oldies! There were many rooms with original furnishings, which brought the place alive for us.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We bought a combination day train/bus ticket to Sintra /Cabo Roca/Cais Cais for 15 euro. This covers the train ride from Lisbon/Sintra and Cais Cais/Lisbon plus all the internal bus rides in Sintra, Cais Cais and Cabo Roca. It was a good decision. We also bought a 3 in 1 combo tickets for The National palace, the Pena Palace and... More 

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