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“Must see” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Palacio de Monserrate

Palacio de Monserrate
Monserrate, Sintra 2710-001, Portugal
+351 21 923 73 00
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Ranked #6 of 42 things to do in Sintra
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Oslo
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“Must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Astonishing! Like a piece of cake. There is a beautiful garden, the great place for a picnic. In addition to the castle, there is Countess house, very nice house with wooden decorations

Visited July 2013
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“Over the Top Opulence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

This is an amazing building - how the really ostentatious 1% lived in the 1800s. Worth visiting. Read up on the back story beforehand - the property had originally been built by a wicked young English writer named William Beckford.

Visited June 2013
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“Quirky dreamhouse in lush garden”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

After having visited Palácio Nacional da Pena, Castelo dos Mouros and Palácio Nacional de Sintra on previous visits to Sintra, our expectations were high. Monserrate did not disappoint us! This small palace has a lot to see, especially in the garden/park. The palace is both cute and eccentric in it's Moghul style.

If you have a whole day to spend in Sintra, you should buy the combined ticket to see more than one of the town's beautiful palaces. Note that in the park, there is at least two toilet facilities that are of significantly lower standard than the one in the palace.

Visited June 2013
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“Totally beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

This lovely family home belonging to Francis Cooke was charming. The Moorish style throughout was elegant and yet refined. The grandeur one would perhaps expect was not so apparent as care had been given to providing a summer residence for the family. The gardens were tranquil and the view over Sintra was lovely. A definite must to visit - go in the afternoon as it seemed to be less busy.

Visited June 2013
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“Exquisite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

A beautifully designed and decorated palace set in enchanting, sweeping gardens full of exotic plants rare in Europe, such as the Australian grevilleas and Gymea Lilies.
Beautiful Moorish style mouldings abound inside - you can even get chocolates in the gift shop based on them. A real treat and highly recommended.

Visited November 2012
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