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Sintra National Palace

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Address: Largo Rainha Dona Amelia, Sintra 2710-616, Portugal
Phone Number: 351-219-106-840
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The National Palace of Sintra, located in the historic town centre, was...

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 outbreaks of disease in the capital, or as a summer resort, thanks to the town's more agreeable climate.

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This Palace is nice a stop, especially since it doesn't take overly long to visit. There's a particularly impressive room with an ornate ceiling and walls that are gorgeously... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The National Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage attraction located in the city centre of Sintra. This is one of several very impressive attractions to visit during day trips or overnight stays. Opening Hours are 9.30 to 7pm (summer hours) and entrance is €10 per adult, €8.50 per child. Note: There is a discount for purchasing bulk tickets to other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We loved the palace a lot, but my elder daughter (7 years) specially loved the kitchen: I've made a fun quiz for her there, asking why they needed flue tubes, how they cooked w/o electricity, etc. Such experience helped to learn the history in a funny way.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This Palace is nice a stop, especially since it doesn't take overly long to visit. There's a particularly impressive room with an ornate ceiling and walls that are gorgeously tiled in blue & white on a grand scale. Plus, it's also famous because the King was held captive here in his own bedroom for several years. Worth dropping in!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We did 3 castles in Sintra and ended with this one as it was within walking distance to the train station. Very old and well preserved. Signage is done well and available in multiple languages. Has some original furniture which was interesting to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

great architecture. well worth visiting easy accessed.furniture gave more insight to family life. restaurant nearby

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Two rooms really stood out for me, the kitchen that contains the two big funnel towers and golden room. The rest of the palace was average nothing special.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my visit here. It was well worth the €10 charge. The building is extremely interesting with a lot of history. Information on exhibits are in Portuguese and English so easy for me. I actually found the interior of this palace more impressive than the Pena Palace.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Train from Rossio Station Lisbon to Sintra takes about 40 minutes. At the station pay €5 for a bus ticket with drop off points for the main attractions of which the National Palace was the first drop off point. Worth a visit to see the interiors which are more interesting than The Palace de Pena at the top of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an easy trip from Lisboa, just hop on the train. You don't need to take a tour to see this magnificent palace with so many gorgeous tiles throughout.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to 3 Sintra Palaces, but this was the one that was truly old - like from the 1500s. I went to Quinta da Regleira and Palacio da Pena, which have little to offer on the inside. The National Palace was sumptuous, historic interiors with amazing antique furniture. The two others look cool on the outside and have wonderful... More 

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