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Monserrate Palace

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Address: Sintra 2710-001, Portugal
Phone Number: 351 219 105 340
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9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

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"constructed in a Moorish delirium ...."

The Quinta de Monserrate, as it was originally, occupies an especially favourable site along the ‘high’ road between Sintra and Colares. The name is said to derive from a votive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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sintra
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Quinta de Monserrate, as it was originally, occupies an especially favourable site along the ‘high’ road between Sintra and Colares. The name is said to derive from a votive chapel put up to the Virgin of Monserrat by a sixteenth century friar on returning from a pilgrimage to the great Benedictine monastery of that name in Catalonia (and around... More 

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Piedimonte Etneo, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I was not impressed with the interior of the palace but the grounds were very nice. I spent 3 hours roaming around looking at all the flora. I probably would have spent more time in the summer months during blooming season.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Having rented an electric car from sight sintra, one of the tour routes took us to palacio de monserrate, A side from the architecture of the place, the main beauty is the various themed gardens, which were extremely quiet and made a nice change to the busyness of Lisbon centre! Would recommend this place, although it is quite far out... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

a nice palace also with mourish influences bulit by an english family and sold in 1946 as far as i remeber,then the furniture was sold separatly.good location.

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Kausala, Southern Finland, Finland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The architechture of the palace is beautifull. It's really nicely built and it has some really nice details on it....but the most beautifull thing is the park around the palace. Take some time to walk around and see all the plants, trees and flowers that have been delivered around the world to be planted in the palace park. Or the... More 

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Switzerland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The architecture of the Palace is beautiful, really luxurious. And the park around is also amazing. There's a lot to see (trees and plants) in the park, so take your time if you want to see everything.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I visited this palace in the morning and greatly enjoyed the tranquillity of this place. The architecture and palace interiors are so intricate and unique and colourful. Parts of the palace are under restoration though, so be prepared to see some rooms with only bare boards and nothing else.

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Porto District, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Incredible. The moor style is just incredible and anyone that goes there must be enchanted. The only problem is that it is a little bit small

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Monument, Colorado
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The house was unfortunately left to fall into disrepair. Much of the house has been repaired, but they let you see a couple rooms that are still damaged--which were interesting too. The gardens were varied and fun--and on a steep hill--not friendly to those out of shape.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Wow. You must see this place. It is really beautiful. There were only 2 wedding sessions in only 1 hour ! Locals know what place to choose.

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