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Monserrate Palace

Sintra 2710-001, Portugal
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Ranked #3 of 26 Attractions in Sintra
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Castles
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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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180 reviews 180 reviews
34 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Beautiful palace – the rooms and garden bearing witness to a story about the global jet-set populating Sintra in the 19th century but also about the collapse of one of the world’s wealthiest families of the time. Very few visitors around. Ideal for a contemplating stroll in the garden.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Really gorgeous place to visit, these gardens are magnificent, and there were not too many people about

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County Galway, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

expected more ffrom the garden, hardly a rose in flower, very few other flowers in bloom, generally a feeling of not being kept up

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Loved this palace more than all the others in Sintra. They have done an amazing restoration job on it. The gardens are lovely, so too was the food at thecafe we ate afternoon tea at.

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Brentwood CA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Well worth a day side trip from Lisboa! Takes about an hour per tour so you can do all three in a half day

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Newark, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This place is definitely worth your visit when in Sintra, it is even more beautiful than the Pena Palace. The beauty of the grounds and the building is breathtaking. I would love to live there right now, imagine this place back in its heyday it must have been the most amazing place to live. Truly built by someone with spectacular... More

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Loures, Portugal
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11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Monserrate is an amazing place. The imagination and the money it took to create this place must have been something else. Monserrate is a decent drive from Sintra town, but parking isn't too bad once you're there. The ticket price isn't too bad and babies/toddlers are free. That being said, there are LOTS of steps and an number of hills... More

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Long Beach, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I loved the beautiful gardens. I would love to return a few weeks earlier in the summer when there would be more in bloom. It was still lovely. It's enjoyable for me to wonder about the occupants that lived in the palace and wandered the grounds.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Is one of the most unique places in Sintra. Here you can find so many different things beyond anyone's imagination. The palace have a very curious architecture and full of little and marvellous details. And the gardens are another impressive beauty. It's a wonderfull place to visit and to see the sunset!

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Beautiful house, lovely gardens, one of the pearls of Sintra (which has many). Buy a ticket for all the attractions - definitely worth the price.

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