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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
Type: Parks, Castles
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Wellington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A mixture of gardens, nature, and house - the house is not massive so does not take too long to look around- the gardens are excellent with unique features. The tea shop- don't bother if you want tea they have no device for boiling water!?

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Rome, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

At best, this is a former fairly grand country estate that is now in desperate need of repair. The home itself offers very little in terms of grandeur or excitement. The gardens themselves are tired and in need of revamping. A substantial investment of funds is needed at this place, and given the exorbitant fee in comparison to what one... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Beautiful gardens and house. A surprising interior, very well-restored and renovated. Well worth the visit, slightly out of town.

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Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Monseratte Palace is lovely. The music room is breathtaking. You must give yourself at least three hours to truly appreciate the beauty of the gardens and the Palace itself.

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Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Palacio de Monserrate. We have spent a nice afternoon in the "Park of Monserrate". The "Palacio de Monserrate" is located in the middle of the "Parque de Monseratte" which is located on the outside of the village of "Sintra". You can leave your car on the outside of the park for free (small parking place), after buying a ticket you... More

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Arlington, VA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We stopped at the tourist information office upon arriving and asked what would be the best approach to see the major sights in one day. The woman advised us to go to the Palacio Real, Monserrate, and Palace and Park of Pena in that order and end our day at the Moorish castle. We loved visiting the palace and grounds... More

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I wander the world
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15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I truly enjoyed wandering the fern gardens. The Palace is all about pillars and wonderful patterns of leaf and flowers. They have almost complete the renovations.

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Bilbao, Spain
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Very different from pena palace and quinta da regaleira. The perfect place to walk around through gardens. This year they won the title of the best garden! ... We've been there if a guy called Alexander from Discover With Us company and he made us to love this place! Don't miss tea house. A very nice place with good teas... More

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edinburgh
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80 reviews 80 reviews
67 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The palace is reachable from Sintra by car (10/15 minutes) bus (435) or walking (45 minutes) just follow the signs. The gardens are wonderful and very beautiful as well as the palace. It is currently having a restoration finished of and has information throughout in both Portugese and English (there are free guides in serval other languages) The Palace inside... More

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

What an imagination and what good taste all those who have had a hand in designing and preserving Monserrate must have had. And thank goodness too for the money now being spent to restore its former glories.

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