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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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Palace in a quaint village

Very elaborate ceilings and lots and lots of cabinets in a 14th century palace. There is a Chinese room with a beautiful ivory tower donated by Macau/ China. Also an Arab room... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

All area of Sintra is great, but national pallace is just great. Large parque , full of magical and alchemical symbols is really worthy to discover.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This white palace has an incredible interior. The woodwork, tiling and artwork throughout are impressive, but what stood out the most was the inside of the massive kitchen with two conical chimneys under which animals were roasted on huge spits for feasts. The two cone-shaped chimneys are the most standout architectural feature of the palace's exterior too since they are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

In spite of the hundreds of tourists, Sintra is still a wonderful one-day visit from Lisbon.The National palace is nice for a short visit.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We visited the Palace as a family and it offered wonderful attractions for all. The Palace is very well kept and its location is great to discover the beautiful city of Sintra. The only challenge was parking, but we were there in August, which is the busiest time of year for tourism. The palace has wonderful rooms to discover; our... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We did this visit as our first stop on a full day out visiting 3 palaces/castles in Sintra. It is just in the main square when you get off the 434 bus from the train station. There was a very short queue to get in although it was a very busy day in August. it is well laid out and... More 

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Kaysville, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Convenient right in city center and interesting. Okay to visit, but if you have limited time go to the other 2 castle sites in town.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

This Palace has many great features including mosaic tiles, pretty courtyard and interesting ceilings. However I always like to visit the kitchen to stare at the very large chimneys. The scope of cooking that went on in this kitchen was amazing. The view of Sintra as you stand on the steps of this place through the arches is also simply... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Very elaborate ceilings and lots and lots of cabinets in a 14th century palace. There is a Chinese room with a beautiful ivory tower donated by Macau/ China. Also an Arab room. It is in a quaint village and they are famous for the cheesecakes and pastry.

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northern ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A lovely palace which you can visit in about an hour - the kitchen is fabulous with the huge chimneys and the chapel is also wonderful. The palace is surrounded by beautiful gardens and there are lovely views into the valley.

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I have visted the palace with my family. Overall, it was a nightmare to find a parking slot anywhere close. there was a huge traffic jam "all-day-long". I really think that the government must do something about it. the organization of the traffic is a big disaster. We needed to park the car finally almost outside of the city and... More 

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