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Monserrate Palace

Sintra 2710-001, Portugal
351 219 105 340
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Ranked #4 of 26 Attractions in Sintra
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Castles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Were here for four hours, take your hiking shoes with you. I think you have to see this in different periodes. We found it beautifull to see and to walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Monserrate turned out to be the highlight of the day at €6 per old person. As European gardens go it was nicely laid out and had some quite colourful areas, some nice lakes with water lilies and some well planted areas. It took about an hour to do the full circuit of the gardens and the palace fitted well into... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Unlike most palaces which have different sections added on, this is a perfect little jewel in a mix of Moorish and Gothic styles. I didn't have time for the gardens so I can't review.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is one of the lesser visited Sintra attractions, but for me it was well worth bypassing the masses at Pena and coming here instead. Get the €2.50 loop ticket on the 435 bus and stop off at Regaleira and Monserrate (in either order as the loop is a 'there and back' straight line with Monserrate at the far end).... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is part of that Portugal Romantic, Traditional and Beautiful Portugal. Don't miss the wonderful views.

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Moscow, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

After Pena park this one was much less impressive. Also it looked a bit dried up. Would not want to come back or to recommend it to others - definitely the first candidate for omission among top 5 Sintra attractions

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Redcar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A gorgeous location to wander about in beautifully set out gardens. The planting is superb and well maintained. The house is being restored but is still worth exploring. The little coffee shop was lovely with a great selection of teas and pastries. There was decent parking nearby so on our subsequent visit we parked here and caught the little shuttle... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The palace and gardens really are spectacular! There is quite a bit of walking though to get to the palace so it might not suit someone who has difficulties with mobility. We did Monserrate and Pena Palace, and although Monserrate cannot compare to Pena Palace, I still really enjoyed it. We got the audio guide but I don't think it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Congratulations to all restoration team work in bringing this place back to the living. The palace is different from any other palaces you have visited. The gardens reflect every continent in the planet with lots of vegetation. Make sure to bring some snacks to eat in the lower garden near the little lake.

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Portland, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is a pretty place to walk around the gardens, but the palace is not quite fully restored and so it is more of an informational tour. It could be skipped if you are trying to see other things.

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