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Palacio de Monserrate

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Address: Monserrate, Sintra 2710-001, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 923 73 00
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What a way to live

This is so incredible. The stucco work and detail in this smallish palace is unbelievable. There is constant restoration and upgrade happening that is refreshing to see. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is so incredible. The stucco work and detail in this smallish palace is unbelievable. There is constant restoration and upgrade happening that is refreshing to see. The gardens are impeccably kept and a delight to walk through.

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Well-kept gardens and an interesting architectural flight of fancy. The house is empty and currently undergoing some restoration but is still interesting to visit. The audio-visual displays were irritatingly slow and the incarnation of Francis Cook was decidedly creepy.

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merseyside
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This site has a lot of appeal.Tea house for refreshments.Mix of plantings including the Mexican garden and Rose Garden.House under renovation and used for musical events which would be interesting to experience.Calendar of information days for people with interest in plants.Short journey from Sintra by bus which passes a couple of other palaces and an interesting small art gallery where... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The setting is peaceful and picturesque. It is very easy to understand why this very rich family, Lord Byron and many others must have enjoyed their summers here. The gardens show significant variety with the rose garden and lawns standing out. The building is outstanding and being carefully renovated. Interesting to see and read English descriptions. Cafe is outstanding and... More 

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Mission, Canada
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

As we were in Sintra for a few days, we decided to walk here. If you have been to Quinta da Regaleira, you follow the road that winds behind it for a few kilometres. It took us about 50 minutes to walk there in the mostly rural setting. There is not a lot of space at the side of the... More 

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Sintra, Portugal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This palace is located around 2km after Seteais Palace. While it's not very large, it has an exotic and unique look from any other palace in this area. The gardens are composed by a variety of flowers and trees.

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This old estate is like walking into a lace palace. It's mostly restored and it's breathtaking! White carved walls and ceilings with toughs of gold. Hallways with 6 arches overhead. It has an Indian feel to it. The gardens were also fabulous. We only got a day and 1/2 in Sintra. Not enough!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

It's a small palace in a large garden. The palace is decorated with Indian wood work. The rooms are connected by gorgeous hallways. There's a beautiful stairway a da library. You can see the kitchen and the details in it. There's still some restoring work being done, but it's worth visiting!!!

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Carvoeiro, Portugal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The gardens at Monserrate are undergoing continuing development and planting in keeping with their original design. The Palace has been totally restored and is undergoing further refurbishment, and great pains are being taken to reinstate the finishes exactly as the original. A very interesting day out and to be recommended.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

The walk around the Palace gardens is stunning. Different specimens of flora and very picturesque. €8 I think it was to get in. But if you know which other palaces you wish to visit you can get a joint ticket and save. We went on a jeep tour with Green Walks and they bought us here in the jeep. Doing... More 

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