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National Palace of Sintra

Largo Rainha D. Amelia, Sintra 2710, Portugal
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Ranked #11 of 24 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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Brewster, Massachusetts, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We were not sure about what to expect but it turned out that this was another great sight to see. This palace is surrounded by the town and shops and restaurants so you can visit the palace, shop, have a glass of wine, and relax.

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Westmont, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Beautiful ceilings and furniture. This was the easiest of the "palaces of Sintra" to imagine yourself in a more romantic time period.

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Cerritos, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
43 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We spent several hours here on a Sunday in May, 2014. Parking in the little town can be a hassle. There was also a big local event with fire trucks in the entry to the palace that didn't help. But touring this palace is a requirement if you are visiting Portugal. The architecture is fascinating. Be forewarned - there are... More

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Maputo, Mozambique
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147 reviews 147 reviews
74 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The Sintra National Palace is located in Sintra, near Lisbon, in Portugal. It is the best preserved medieval Royal Palace in the country designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Having seen quite a bit of Europe's history, this really palace is really just one of many. There was no tour guide at that moment or leaflet available so we just walked around a bit, trying to understand what we were looking at. IF you decide to visit, I would recommend taking a tour, I'm sure there is much more... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The palace is in the town centre and is the easiest to visit/walk around.Pay extra for other Sintra attractions but be warned - there can be a lot of difficult walking.This palace is relatively flat so makes a good starting point.

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Hong Kong, China
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Overlooking the village this is really quite a beautiful collection especially of furniture and the tiles used in so many watts. A lovely spot to visit.

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north yorkshire
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10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

You never know what you are going to find when you visit an old castle, but this one has a fascinating history and gives you an introduction into the history of Portugal. Sintra is certainly a big tourist attraction by virtue of its location, can be reached easily by direct train from Lisbon, and there in the middle are these... More

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Palm Bay, Florida
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67 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We visited that National Palace of Sintra today as part of a tour. Because we had a very knowledgeable guide, it was a great experience. I am not sure that we would have gotten as much out of seeing the palace on our own. There are a lot of stairs and the site is hardly handicapped accessible. It was also... More

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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Sintra castle by far is the best place I have been too in Lisboa. Otherwise I found Lisbon a very normal and not so clean city, but Sintra took my heart. As soon our metro entered the Sintra area, we could feel a drastic change in the view, as if we are moving in the typical storybook-ish European towns. Further,... More

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