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Monserrate Palace

Sintra 2710-001, Portugal
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Ranked #5 of 24 attractions in Sintra
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Castles
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Cerritos, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
43 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This palace was owned by a British magnate and is in the process of being restored. The gardens are lovely with may unusual plants, a serene place to stop for a while. The house itself has some amazing plaster architecture, lace-like and beautiful. The computer animated explanations are a bit excessive; they are trying to be modern, but it was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Easily reacheable from Sintra (with the 435 bus, for a 4.5 euros return ticket), the castle is situated at the end of some exotically designed gardens. Its' architecture in itself is exotic - but hey, you can see that in the pictures, no? The castle in itself is a bit soulless - you can't visit it entirely (yet) and all... More

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fareham uk
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Beautiful house which is presently being restored. Amazing plaster work which looks like it could be in India. Large garden which I did not find impressive. Lots of ferns and rose garden overgrown! Worth a visit for house alone.

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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This Palace is in a beautiful location and while the palace itself is nice what really makes this wonderful are the gardens which are spectacular. See them!,

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Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Monserrate Palace is a tapestry of eclectic mixtures of art, culture and architecture, built with influences from all over the world. From a mexican garden to an ancient gate brought from India, you will be delighted to spend time here, enjoying the breath-taking gardens and the perfection of the details indoors. Take your time in Monserrate. It is absolutely worth... More

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Surrey, England
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Monserrate is different from the other quintas in the area - very arabic in design and the garden is just outstanding with plants from all over the world.

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Adelaide, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Monserrate Palace is relatively small compared to most of the palaces in the Sintra area. However it is very elegant with stunning lacework in the main corridors and two small but spectacular domes. The kitchen in the basement is also worth a look. We used the circuit bus to travel there as it is quite a distance from Sintra. It... More

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Little Rock, AR
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Although Monserrate Palace is not to the scale of Pena Palace, it is still a really nice palace. There are still a lot of renovations to be done here, but the long, arched hallway was spectacular and the grounds are really very pretty. If you don't have time to make this one, it won't kill you. But it would be... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Amazing gardens,pretty ,lacy,pink palace on the hill.strong ?Indian influence....currently being extensively renovated.elaborate wall and filigree windows.strange room lay out.renovation very well organised and painstaking,interesting explanation given of extend of the renovation and planning.unfortunately all the original furniture was sold in 1946 and the palace is empty

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Rawtenstall, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

About 45 -60 minute walk alonv the road (and through the forest) from Sintra centre. We gad visites the moors castle and Pena palace earlier in the week, but this was by far our favorite so far. Stunninv gardens and the palace itself (although still partly undergoing renovation work) is breathtaking.

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