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Monserrate Palace

Sintra 2710-001, Portugal
351 219 105 340
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Ranked #5 of 25 Attractions in Sintra
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Parks, Cultural
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Type: Castles, Parks, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

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 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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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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Quincy, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The palace is mostly restored on the main floor as of Nov 2014. Work on upper floors is just starting. If the weather is nice the grounds are a nice place for picnic & exploring. Fairly vertical so be prepared for walking. Very lush with lots of water features including waterfalls. There is a small gift shop and restaurant on... More 

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Lagos, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

First of all, a warning: beware of expectations. This is not a royal palace so do not expect the grandiosity, luxury or exuberance of a royal palace like Palácio da Pena, for instance. Having said that, I think it is a little gem that is definitely worth a visit. Let yourself wander through the lush green gardens, always accompanied by... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The gardens are worth the detours, nor the palace which is in very poor repair conditions. After the experience of Sinta, a real disappointment

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Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We loved everything else about Sintra. Three great castles and the Hobbit convent especially. Admittedly there were a lot of renovations going on but the gardens are pretty poor by comparison to the others, as is the building. Not much to see here. Go to National Palace of Pena The Moorish Castle, Quinta Da Regaleira Capuchos Convent

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Sintra, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The place where today we find the Palace of Monserrate, had lived once a Mozarabic rider. When this knight died, was buried in this place and became revered fervently. During the twelfth century, a shrine was built over his grave. Four centuries later, Father Gaspar Preto built there a chapel in honour of Our Lady of Montserrat. In the early... More 

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