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Monserrate Palace

Sintra 2710-001, Portugal
351 219 105 340
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Ranked #3 of 27 Attractions in Sintra
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Castles
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Very beautiful palace and gardens inspired in different parts of the world. Amazing views from the palace!

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London
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

..may not be such a bad thing. Unlike today's Brits who invade the South of Spain, Francis Cook was Victorian philanthropist who built an amazing house on the hills of Sintra. The garden is one of the few places in the world that can support plants from almost anywhwere in the world. It appears between the fertile soil and the... More

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Quito
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153 reviews 153 reviews
53 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A very nice place to see part of the culture of Portugal. Althought we tried to find some guide, for some reason we couldn't find it, and also the place is not well kept according to my view point.

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London, United Kingdom
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195 reviews 195 reviews
46 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The main reason for visiting Monserrate is the fabulous, richly stocked garden with over a thousand species of subtropical plants. Allow more than an hour for exploring the garden. Wear sensible shoes and be prepared for steep slopes, steps and uneven surfaces, which are also likely to be slippery in wet weather. The Palace, inspired by Brighton Pavilion with a... More

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Sweden
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

A beautifully laid out garden generates such peace and harmony. The palace is a fantastic renovation job. Strongly advise not missing this pearl.

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Redruth, United Kingdom
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34 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

The highlight for us was the Mexican Garden, really good planting and variety of plants. The Rose Garden was a big disappointment- - hardly any varieties still in flower, and the whole area was neglected. The house was a strange one - almost all of the rooms were completely unfurnished, and you had to rely on black & white photos... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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31 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is definitely work exploring. If you don't have time, don't explore the gardens but do go inside of the palace. It is very beautiful and also it is a good spot for having a light lunch or a snack.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Would highly recommend a visit out to Monserrate, the garden are nice but the house it unlike anywhere else, very beautiful

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Brussels, Belgium
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Worth the visit for those who likes garden. Just better to visit when flowers are in bloom, i guess in july. Less flowers sn september.

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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180 reviews 180 reviews
34 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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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