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Address: Largo Rainha D. Amelia, Sintra 2710, Portugal
Phone Number: 351-219-106-840
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The palace is definitely worth the visit because it gives you insights on how royalty (and in some cases people in general) lived at the time and on their culture and customs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The palace is definitely worth the visit because it gives you insights on how royalty (and in some cases people in general) lived at the time and on their culture and customs. Extensive use of wall tiles with new (for that era) methods. Also notice the ceilings and the kitchen. Its like walking inside history. Take a guided tour if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The palace is well worth making the effort of travelling out of Lisbon to see. It is not huge but is very interesting with its 3 distinct styles and colours. The interior was equally interesting with many different styles of decoration. As a previous reviewer has commented it is not very big, probably a maximum of 2 hours, so it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I personally liked this palace due to the decorative tiles, furniture, and decorative items. The collection of Portuguese ceramics is awesome, and is located in display cases near the end of the tour. The furniture is mostly Portuguese and that is worth taking time to look at. Not the best palace in Portugal, but definitely a must see! It does... More 

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Hasselt, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

It is not Versailles but this castle is nevertheless interesting. I especially liked the room with all 4 walls covered in tiles with hunting scenes and the kitchen that was specially designed to cook, roast and smoke the result of the hunt of the kings and their guests. Only negative : entrance fee of 10eur and no discount for students,... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The palace was lovely...whimsical and not over the top like some places. Loved the kitchens and the general feel of the place

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Palacio Nacional is nice and well restored palace with small "but" - you need to visit it before sightseeing Palacio da Pena! It's less sumptuous, but still charming. The most impressive for me were two chimneys in the kitchen - they look really interesting from the outside and inside as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It has beautiful tile work, uniquely shaped chimneys, and beautiful chandeliers. It was worth a quick visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Great castle and easy to get to, well worth a couple of hours so you can see the gardens as well. The kitchens and the " inside view" of those iconic chimneys makes quite an impression, along with all the more usual palace sights.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Nothing makes sense. nothing matches. you don't get the sense that it was all put together by the same family and you're right! But go anyway. Enjoy the collage-ish effect of so many styles in so little space. The kitchen is the best with the Madonna like conicals. Gotta go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Compared to most of Sintra, the National Palace is the easiest to view. Its a short walk from the train station and the chimney's (which we joked looked like Madonna's bra) make it easy to find. The painted ceilings were really gorgeous, I was partial to the Galleon Room given Portugal's navel history, and the Magpie Room dated to the... More 

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