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National Palace of Sintra

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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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
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Largo Rainha Dona Amelia, Sintra 2710-616, Portugal
+351 21 910 6840
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A wonderful history and a beautiful place. We had an experienced guide who is passionate on the history of this city and Portugal which made our visit very interesting

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tigandgrace
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We arrived in Sintra mid afternoon and it was nice this attraction is right in the town of Sintra. Next to nobody touring it later in the afternoon which was nice. Was a pleasant way to spend an hour.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sharronw427
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ClarkeSJ
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Cooper_Flyod
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank KevinG677
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 I...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Simon R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very beautiful place, it has an amazing view of the city. Very close to everything, definitely a place to visit in Sintra.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Gema H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 792viv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
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Susan S
February 28, 2019|
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Response from guptaratika | Reviewed this property |
main feature is the palace and its huge.
August 4, 2018|
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Response from Neiva M | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately I can't help you. Get help from a travel agency, will make. (Infelizmente não posso lhe ajudar. Procure ajuda de uma agência de viagens, vai lhe facilitar.)
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Response from Neiva M | Reviewed this property |
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
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