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National Palace of Sintra

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Address: Largo Rainha D. Amelia, Sintra 2710, Portugal
Phone Number: 351-219-106-840
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Magical day in Sintra . Don't miss it.

This was a wonderful visit. It was interesting and beautiful. We had a great day there. Lots of tourists and parking is tricky. Still it is quite magical .

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This was a wonderful visit. It was interesting and beautiful. We had a great day there. Lots of tourists and parking is tricky. Still it is quite magical .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Although the exterior if the palace pales in comparison to others like Schonbrunn or Versailles, the interior components were incredible. I found the ceiling motifs fascinating. There was the swan room, etc. the kitchen is what was most interesting. The two chimneys that are visible from the outside all rooted in the kitchen. Fascinating

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Amazing hike to get there, followed by an amazing hike on the grounds. Definitely get a grounds map, I didn't and thought I would rely on signage, but there was almost none. Beautiful everything. Tiling is spectacular. If you're able to, I highly recommend the queens bench for an amazing view. If your physical abilities are limited, you'll want to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This palace is very interesting because of its historical interior. The kitchen chimney and ceilings with animal motives in painting are impressive. The main hall reflect the Middle Ages relationship between king and noblemen. Palace isn't big so you can touch the Portugal history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The National Palace is hard to miss in Sintra. It sits in the centre of town and with its size, dazzling white walls and two striking conical chimneys dominates the place. And I think it is definitely worth a look. There was a bit of a queue to enter the palace but once inside the crowds seemed to dissipate fairly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Palacio da pena was amazing to visit and certainly the highlight in Sintra. It has a really different architecture compared to other castles/palaces and the level of details outside and inside is incredible. I would do it in the morning next time as it was really crowded from mid-day. Bus 434 leaves from train station which does a circle and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This well preserved castle is outstanding to visit. You learn about the history and see the many wonderfully preserved decorations and all kept in excellent state. After you have to visit the village center. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

While this palace was not as impressive to me as the Pena Palace, it's a great first stop on the Sintra circuit. My main recommendations would be to 1. Buy a combo ticket here for all the main attractions you want to see (typically most go for the National Palace, Pena Palace and Castle), and 2. Spend some time exploring... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

An interesting building but not as much to go around as it is in the centre of cintra (no gardens). Some grand decoration such as the room with the hunting scenes all over the walls.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

An interesting and old palace in the old town of Sintra. Definitely worth a look but you won't need more than an hour to get through it. If you're contemplating between this palace and the Pena or Quinta, go to the other ones. This one is much older and less incredible but still very interesting history-wise.

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Address: Largo Rainha D. Amelia, Sintra 2710, Portugal
Phone Number: 351-219-106-840
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Sintra Municipality  >  Sintra
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 7:00 pm

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