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National Palace of Sintra

Largo Rainha D. Amelia, Sintra 2710, Portugal
351-219-106-840
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Ranked #10 of 25 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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La Rochelle, France
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

After a day trip in Sintra with 2 palaces: this one and the Pena, Sintra is the firsr place I don't like in my trip in Europe. This is my most wasted 9.5 €. And my time as well. These guys in Sintra dont know how to make or run a museum. You get in and try to understand what... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This Palace has many large rooms with interesting decor. The kitchen is very unusual. Easy to move around even in tourist season

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Is you stay in Lisbon, a ride with the train to Sintra is the best way to visit the palace. From the station it is a 10 minutes walk to the royal palace. Inside you learn a lot of the Royal history of Portugal.

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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54 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

There are nicer royal palaces but the whole package of sintra attractions and its location make it an attractive site to visit. Richness and gold and sparkling chandeliers are not found here as it is quite moderate palace relays more on architecture and on being as a refuge from summer heat in sea level in Lisbon. Pena palace and its... More

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Wales, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Sintra palace is wonderfully situated in the clouds with lovely views across the city. The walk up an incredibly steep hill takes about 15 minutes however there is a bus which costs 3 euros. Although there is signage for disabled visitors, there is very little information regarding the suitability of the palace for the elderly or for those with limited... More

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York, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We followed advice to visit a few of the lesser known palaces in the morning (Regaleira and Monserrate - both unbelievably amazing) and landed back in Sintra for a late lunch, after which we visited the Palacio Nacional. It took a long time to get in, not because the queue was long, but because there was only one ticket seller,... More

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LEICESTER
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We visited after the queues had subsided around 11am and took about 2 hours touring this fascinating building. The rooms have wonderful murals and ceilings although there is very little furniture due to it's history. Very much worth the visit and I thought more reasonably priced than other local palaces.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The town of Sintra itself has a lot to offer visitors, like lots of restaurants, gift shops, amazing history, and picturesque walks and flower gardens, but the National Palace is a gem of architecture, tile work, gardens, art, and wonderful stories. Easy to get around in, lots of rooms to view, descriptive tour maps, and it's well worth an hour... More

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed our self run excursion - original distinctive ceilings, interesting kitchen - it does not take much time to go through the palace - certainly less than an hour, but it is really worth it

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Stockholm, Sweden
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

it is one of the most amazing places iäve ever seen. any time of day. any weather. clouds floating near you - so beautiful. very nice place for everyone. The park is wonderful and mystic.

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