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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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Limerick, Ireland
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168 reviews 168 reviews
126 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

was a little bit overpriced for what it offered but still worth a visit their are plenty more sights that are cheaper and offer as much so if your time is limited give this one a miss. On the other hand if your time is plentiful you can spend many hours in here.

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Bristol UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We came here by chance when roadworks sent us on a diversion. It was a real find - gorgeous gardens, interesting palace and a lovely tearoom (where we had lunch). Great place to spend a couple of hours on a sunny day.

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Porto
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Be prepared to be amazed with the unique architecture of the main building and all the smaller surprises you will find throughout this gorgeous garden. An absolute must see which is usually not thought as one of the main attractions.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This little Palace doesn't seem to get the attention that the other attractions in Sintra get but we loved our visit to this Palace. We went early in the day and basically had the entire palace to ourselves. The grounds and gardens are beautiful. Tour the grounds and bring your lunch for a nice picnic. The palace itself is also... More

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Cerritos, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
43 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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Wien
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80 reviews 80 reviews
47 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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
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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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canada
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119 reviews 119 reviews
8 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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