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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
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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186 reviews 186 reviews
131 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The palace have a peculiar outside, but the interior is not so different from some others I've had seen in Brazil. Maybe if you're not from Portuguese descent or heritage it will be more of a surprise.

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mumbai
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Lovely palace. Loved the swan room with the ceiling covered in swan tiles and swan paintings. Wish I had gone on a guided tour then I would have understood the history behind it. I fell in love with the kitchen. It was really large with large size pots and pans. Two chimneys going through to such a height that it... More

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Humshaugh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

A definite must visit if you are staying in Sintra but go early to avoid the crowds and tour buses. Gorgeous tiles and fabulously intricate furniture. So pleased photography is allowed!

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Edinburgh
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11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Our visit to Portugal this time made us real fans of the Manueline style of architecture - its just beautiful - and this Palace has much of it. Its a lovely place. Suggest you make it your first stop as, although it isnt huge, it deserves more time than we had -45 minutes -before closing (having wasted our time on... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Not a big fan of the decor although a good example of medieval architecture. It has been a respectful renovation. Good views overlooking the gardens.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is the best palace in Sintra. There is the Swan room with the ceiling all covered with swans. This is because the king missed his daughter who got married and the swan was her favorite animal. Then, there is the magpie room, with the ceiling all covered with magpies. This was because according to legend, the king got caught... More

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Moscow, Russia
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357 attraction reviews
397 helpful votes 397 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Go and see it, if for the incredible Blazons Hall. Apart from this curious tiled room with wooden vaulted ceiling there is a mashup of rooms of different design, purpose and decor. Maybe a guided tour would have put it into more perspective, but it was still a lovely experience. I particularly enjoyed the kitchens. The museum's got great gift... More

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Cameron Park, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Of the 4 main attractions in Sintra, I would rank this one 4th. Not that it was bad but the others are better. You can buy a ticket to get a discount on 3 of the 4 attractions so I would recommend doing that. Quinta Da Regaleira is privately owned so you will need to purchase that separately, but that... More

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Zagreb, Croatia
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204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is a lovely palace with it's trademark-Sintra chimneys in the historical centre of the city, it is beautiful on the outside as it is on the inside.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This palace was the first I went to in Sintra, it was nice and interesting enough, good information signs.

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