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The National Palace of Sintra, located in the historic town centre, was inhabited for nearly eight centuries by the Portuguese monarchy and its court. It was much used, particularly during the Middle Ages, as a hunting retreat and as a refuge from...more
Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Largo Rainha Dona Amelia, Sintra 2710-616, Portugal
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A tour guide directed us to this palace. It is not worth the time or the money. Completely over rated. We have really enjoyed our vacation but regret the day we spent in Sintra. Transportation and tourist nightmare.
Get the train to Sintra from Lisbon which takes 40 mins and is 5 euros return. When you arrive at the National park you can get a bus which takes you to the Palace . It’s stunning and well worth the journey. There a cafe...More
Recommendation: Skip the expensive tuck tuck and take an Uber. We took the train from Lisbon and lacked part way up the hill and had lunch. (There is a great spot at the highest park of the town we wish we had gone to). Then...More
It's worth a visit but not on a Sunday unless you are there very early. Certainly by 12 midday the queues are extremely long. Be careful which ticket station you use the first one as you drive up means you have to walk the 850m...More
Sintra is just the most beautiful town about 45 minutes form Lisbon station. The palace is so gorgeous and the scenery is stunning,
A very steep but enjoyable climb if you are walking but transport is available to take you up inside the complex
We took an Uber up there from Caicais ..costs us about €16.00 each way. Heard so much about it so thought we have to visit it. Queue was not too bad when we arrived but was horrendous ehen we came down. We did not pre...More
I'm told that this Palace is the highest recommended and most visited place in Portugal. If so, I'm surprised.
Starting with the positive: the place is situated in a truly beautiful park. When arriving at the palace (a 15 minute climb, or couple of minute...More
There are buses available to take them to the Castle. Will hinder a little because there are a lot of stairs. But it's worth the sacrifice! (Há ônibus disponível para levá-los até o castelo. Vai dificultar um pouco porque... More
There are buses available to take them to the Castle. Will hinder a little because there are a lot of stairs. But it's worth the sacrifice! (Há ônibus disponível para levá-los até o castelo. Vai dificultar um pouco porque há muitas escadas. Mas vale o sacrifício!