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National Palace of Sintra

Largo Rainha D. Amelia, Sintra 2710, Portugal
351-219-106-840
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Ranked #11 of 26 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

GO EARLY. Crowds are controlled with limited admission so go pre opening, lots of bus tours (without radio earphone communication). An interesting palace but not outstanding if u have toured elsewhere, so worth a stop if in the area but if tight on time u could skip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Beautiful palace with lots of beautiful tiles. I would however recommend people with limited time to visit Quinta Da Regaleira and Pena Palace instead of this palace.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The building is very unique and totally worth visiting since it has some exception tiles. You can easily visit this attraction in an hour and still have plenty of time to visit other sites in Sintra. Don't miss it.

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Toronto , Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Located right in the heart of town. So memorable with the twin moorish chimneys. Beautifully restored inside.

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Bristol
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Its better observed from the outside really. Inside was moderately interesting but in comparison with the other nearby attractions doesnt hold its own. Was very busy and i fell over a step which whilst not the fault of the Palace was certainly one of the highlights of the visit. The area around the Palace is good, very tourist focsued and... More

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Redruth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

What I really liked about this palace was how old most things were! There were so many pieces of furniture, paintings etc from the 15th & 16th Century that it started becoming commonplace. Some of the decorations were absolutely jaw-dropping. The only criticism I can level is that the information available was a bit sparse, but that didn't really spoil... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

take the metro to Restauradores and take the exit towards Praca D.Pedro IV (Rossio) Rua 1 de Dezembro and take the road towards Starbucks. The actual building of the Starbucks is the train station that will take you to Sintra, Protugal. If you have a day travel card it will cost you less than 5 euro back and forth. When... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

A full day can be spent there very pleasantly, a unique place and a UNESCO heritage with lots to see and enjoy.

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Norwich, Norfolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A large and imposing building with distinctive conical white chimneys that you can see from everywhere in Sintra. Fascinating decor throughout and the Crown room is amazing. Most of the other quintas and grand edifices around here tend to have been either built or rebuilt after the earthquake of 1755, but this has genuine age to it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We visited Sintra in July. We reached the city early in the morning because we heard that it will be crowded later (easy from Rossio Station, Lisbon). The National Palace is impressive and full of history - take your time to see all that beautifull ceilings and azulejos. The weather was just good for walking. So, we go to the... More

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