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National Palace of Sintra

Largo Rainha D. Amelia, Sintra 2710, Portugal
351-219-106-840
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Ranked #11 of 26 Attractions in Sintra
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Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Traveler Description: Royal Palace The Royal Palace is located at Largo Rainha Dona Amélia. It is the only royal palace from the Middle Ages that survives in Portugal... more »
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Redruth, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

What I really liked about this palace was how old most things were! There were so many pieces of furniture, paintings etc from the 15th & 16th Century that it started becoming commonplace. Some of the decorations were absolutely jaw-dropping. The only criticism I can level is that the information available was a bit sparse, but that didn't really spoil... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

take the metro to Restauradores and take the exit towards Praca D.Pedro IV (Rossio) Rua 1 de Dezembro and take the road towards Starbucks. The actual building of the Starbucks is the train station that will take you to Sintra, Protugal. If you have a day travel card it will cost you less than 5 euro back and forth. When... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A full day can be spent there very pleasantly, a unique place and a UNESCO heritage with lots to see and enjoy.

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Norwich, Norfolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A large and imposing building with distinctive conical white chimneys that you can see from everywhere in Sintra. Fascinating decor throughout and the Crown room is amazing. Most of the other quintas and grand edifices around here tend to have been either built or rebuilt after the earthquake of 1755, but this has genuine age to it.

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Iasi, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We visited Sintra in July. We reached the city early in the morning because we heard that it will be crowded later (easy from Rossio Station, Lisbon). The National Palace is impressive and full of history - take your time to see all that beautifull ceilings and azulejos. The weather was just good for walking. So, we go to the... More

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maryland, usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The historic village of Sintra houses the National Palace. What a treat! Be on your toes---look at the tiles, ceilings etc in each room, putting together why the builder would choose such decoration. The views from the castle are amazing as one imagines life high up in this place, in those times. I suppose King Alfonso VI could have been... More

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Cessy, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Great view until the ocean. The castle by itself isn't that big but it's really worth having a look. The architecture is quite interesting. There's also a big park to visit but I didn't find it as interesting as the castle is.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The palace is well worth visiting, though expensive. From the train station to the palace is a quite scary bus ride but I wouldn't recommend walking up to the palace (even young, fit people were struggling with the climb). The gardens are also lovely.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Another educational bit of information on how they once lived including the furnitures, art works, and accessories. Beautiful surroundings and paintings from the past. Easy walk from the bus stop in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Nice place and pretty much attractive for family with kids aged 5+, the park which is natural is really beautiful and well taken care of, the palace is amazing; the retail shop is excellent and help is offered on spot. Car parking could be difficult depending on arrival time. Parking in Sintra could be impossible over weekends and accessing shops... More

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