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Address: R. Visc. de Monserrate, Sintra 2710-405, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 923 73 00
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Not very far from the historic centre of Sintra is one of the most...

Not very far from the historic centre of Sintra is one of the most beautiful architectural and landscape Romantic creations in Portugal: the Park and Palace of Monserrate, unique representatives of 19th century eclecticism.

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Interesting history and phantastic garden. Enjoyed the huge gardens. The first of Sintra's many attractions, a very special place. If you have only time for one visit - this is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting history and phantastic garden. Enjoyed the huge gardens. The first of Sintra's many attractions, a very special place. If you have only time for one visit - this is it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Day trip from Lisbon to Sintra. By all means take the train. Only 4.80 euro return trip. Parking appears to be nonexistent in town. From the train station I decided to walk to Monserrate. Takes about an hour to walk the 5k. There are plenty of tour companies and vehicles for hire that will get you there just fine. This... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If there were not a gorgeous summer palace in the middle, this well tended park would be worth the visit alone. Add to it the beauty of the buildings, however, and you have an experience that is greater than the sum of the parts.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Monserrate Palace has been restored and is worth a visit. The garden is gorgeous and bid. The palace very exquisite and mystic. A perfect spot to spend a Sunny day in family. Very good location for photographers. Have been here several times for some shoots and will return many times more. Give it a try you won't regret it.

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Little Bay Islands NL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

All of the palaces in Sintra are really castles, built by European royalty as their summer homes. Do not believe the tourist operators that tell you an hour or two to see the site, plan on a full day for each site so you can take in the gardens.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

A wonderful garden lost in time in every sense : The access are just good but not bur the handicapped. It was planned for the romantic walks by an Englishman who believed in his Empire and that he could replicated Heaven on Earth. There are trees and plants and flowers from all over the world , not all of them... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Near to Sintra but you have to drive a while to reach the place. And to walk from the parking area to the Palace. But all these efforts are worth because the place is really enchanting. Very well restored (not totally finished yet) it shows the splendored way of living of those days.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We just had the one day in Sintra and the guy on the desk at the hotel Mercy said not to miss this. Brilliant advice. Its not that big, but it is so beautiful and the grounds are amongst the best we've ever visited. We could have spent an entire day there with a picnic. Don't miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

You can catch the bus 434 - last stop to this palace from the National Palace or near the tourist office in Sintra, cost is 2.5 euros return. There is parking across the road from the palace however we decided to just pop on the bus. The gardens are lovely and the house has been restored so worth a look... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

In our visit to Sintra we decided to see as many places as we could and Palacio de Monserrate was one of the sites we were in. The palace itself is really nice although there's very little furniture inside. To enjoy it at its best it would need to be refurbished but this is practically impossible after the contents of... More 

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