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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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An interesting if short trip

This is the oldest palace in Portugal and is certainly worth a visit. Interesting location, good descriptions provided of the different rooms and a good insight into the times... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the oldest palace in Portugal and is certainly worth a visit. Interesting location, good descriptions provided of the different rooms and a good insight into the times that have been lived through over the centuries. However, I think the €8.50 is a bit steep for how quickly you go round (considering the Moorish Castle is €6.50 and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The palace is mainly 15th century and you can see lots of rooms and floors and magnificent ceilings. If you are fit you can do this as the last sight after Pena and Mouros. the gardens at the Palace are not really worth adding to the end of a long day. There are good panoramas of the Palace on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Palace is in the centre of Sintra, about 15 minutes walk from the railway station and an absolute "must visit". The route for your visit is well laid out taking you through all the most interesting rooms of the Palace. Of great interest are many of the ceilings which are painted wood. Your have the Swan room (ceiling has... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

#1 of 2 must see historical cultural sites in Lisbon. Just a short 24 euro uber fare from downtown Lisbon, this is a truly magnificant palace build for a princess after the dark ages. It's a king and queen's fairyland castle modeled after magnificent fortresses of medieval Europe and an iconic monument for the last of the Portuguese royalty. Give... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was very easy to access...located in center of the village. I wish I would have paid to hear a bit more of the history instead of just relying on the hand outs. The painted wooden ceiling panels were amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a easy day trip to Sintra from Lisbon. The Palace is a must see. Beware of the many steps inside the Palace. It has beautiful tile art, furniture, portrait,and art objects.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came by this place when I back from pena palace. The royal kingdom kind of feeling is really strong. Love to see it more someday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has to be one of the most beautiful castles in the world. Its high on a hill overlooking Lisbon on one side and the ocean on the other side. The colors and Arabic influences in the architecture are incredible to see. If you go to Lisbon you should definitely go here. The weather was fantastic; sunny and like a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The palace maybe lacks much things to see inside but in my opinion it is still worth a visit. There are a few gems hidden on the tour and the palace is old and therefore maybe lacking the grandeur you might expect. The big tiled room is spectacular and if you have a wide angle lens to your camera –... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A museum that dominate centre of Sintra Sintra is dominated by the palace / museum, which is centrally located and easily accessible. Parking for cars is quite next the palace, but these are probably occupied by the bunch of people who visit the museum. Admission: 8.5 euros (7 euros for seniors). First you step up the stairs and buy a... More 

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